Wayne State College

Joe Blankenau

Joe Blankenau is a political science professor at Wayne State College. He has had several journal articles published and contributed to the book "Government in the Countryside."

He was the 2011-12 WSC Student Senate Professor of the Year and received the 2002 Theodore Lowi Award from the Policy Studies Organization. Dr. Blankenau is a member and past president of the Great Plains Political Science Association. He is also a board member for the Center for Rural Affairs. 

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995
M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992
B.A., Kearney State College, 1989

Academic Interests
Dr. Blankenau's teaching interests include public policy, public administration, and statistics. His research interests are health and environmental policy, and Nebraska Public Policy.