Dr. Bill Coplin, Chair and Professor
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Bill Coplin has devoted most of his recent teaching, research and service to changing undergraduate and high school education so that the fundamental skills required for career and citizenship success occupy a central place in the curriculum.
More than 40,000 students have taken his course, PAF 101: Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy at Syracuse University and more than 50 high schools in the northeast since 1977. Based on the highly successful Policy Studies
Major he introduced in 1977 and managed since then, Bill has promoted the idea that the key to skill development is experience outside the formal classroom. He published 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College in
2003, which carries the same message. A revised edition was published in 2012.
His book Public Policy: Skills in Action: A Pragmatic Introduction is the textbook for his popular PST 101 course.
His latest book published in 2019, The Happy Professor: How to Teach Undergraduates and Feel Good About It, is a self-help book for professors who want to incorporate his successful practices in their teaching.
Bill received his B.A. in Social Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1960, and his M.A (1962) and Ph.D. (1964) in International Relations from American University. He has been the Director and Professor of the Policy Studies Program
of the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University since 1976. He has published more than 115 books and articles in the fields of international relations, public policy, political risk analysis, education
and citizenship, and has won most of the teaching and advising awards offered by Syracuse University.
To set up an appointment with Dr. Coplin, email him at the address above.
He is available on Mondays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 3:00 - 4:45 PM , on Wednesdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 3:00 PM , and on Fridays from 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Office hours are arranged through email only.
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