Faculty Profile for Dr. Arnold Leder

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Dr. Arnold Leder
Associate Professor — Political Science
THH 363
phone: (512) 245-3263

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Degree Year University Major Thesis/Dissertation
Ph.D. 1974 Indiana University Political Science/Middle East Studies Kemalist Rule and Party Competition in Rural Turkey: Politics and Change In An Anatolian Community
M.A. 1962 Washington University in St. Louis Political Science A Comparative Study In United States Foreign Policy Formation: Guatemala, 1954; Cuba, 1961
B. A. 1960 Brooklyn College, City University of New York Political Science Honors

Teaching Interests

Middle East Politics, Islam, The Holocaust, Political Psychology

Research Interests

Turkish Politics

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Leder, A. (2010). The Bureaucrat as Democracy’s Safety Valve. The Public Manager, 77–79.
  • Leder, A. (1998). A Review of the Voice of America Azerbaijani Service Program and Broadcasts.
  • Leder, A. (1990). Azerbaijani Language Programs.
  • Leder, A. (1987). Islam and Ashura in Azerbaijan.
  • Leder, A., & Bianchi, R. (1986, March). American Political Science Review.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2007
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Piper Professor Award for excellence in teaching, Department of Political Science at Texas State University. 1985
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Award for Language and Culture Study in Kazahk communities in Turkey. 1981
  • Award / Honor Recipient: First Presidential Scholar, Texas State University. 1978
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi, the National Honor Scholarship Society. 1925

Selected Grants

  • Leder, Arnold. Organized Research Grant for Field Research in Turkey, Texas State University. (Funded: 1978). Grant.
  • Leder, Arnold. Library Grant for Acquisition of Research Materials, Texas State University. (Funded: 1976). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Coordinator / Organizer
Editorial Consultant for Good Governance Worldwide Assisted in the planning and organization of a Good Governance Worldwide forum on "Revolution and Democratic Journeys: Examining the Experiences of Turkey, Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines" for the March 2020 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Anaheim, California. My work on this included review of proposals for papers and relevant published scholarly works on the Turkish and Mexican cases as well as developing questions and issues to address at the forum. (https://www.goodgovernanceworldwide.org//)
May 2018-Present
Faculty Sponsor
Turkish Students Association
Established and currently maintain
Poly Sci Inklings
teaching evaluation instrument in use for most courses in Political Science
Brought several Turkish scholars to the university as visiting faculty