Faculty Bio

John Altman, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Political Science

Department Chair and Political Science Coordinator

Education

  • B.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1988)
  • M.P.A., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1990)
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee (1997)

Courses

  • American Government
  • Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • Politics of Public Policy
  • The Congress
  • The Presidency

Research Interests

  • Comparative state policy analysis
  • The politics of energy and environmental policy
  • Studying determinants and effects of local government fragmentation

Honors

  • Faculty Recognition Award, York College of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Opening Convocation Speaker, York College of Pennsylvania, August 2012
  • Faculty Commencement Speaker, York College of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Faculty Recognition Award, York College of Pennsylvania, 2003

Recent Publications

  • Altman, John A., and Ed Petkus, Jr. 2013. “Toward a Stakeholder-Based Policy Process: An Application of the Social Marketing Perspective to Environmental Policy Development.” In Social Marketing, ed. R. Craig Lefebvre. Washington, DC: SAGE.
  • Altman, John and Stan Buchanan. 2008. “Explaining State Variation in Emergency Medical Service Provision.” Illinois Political Science Review 12 (Spring): 11-25.
  • Altman, John A. 2003. “The Articles and the Constitution: Similar in Nature, Different in Design.” Pennsylvania Legacies 3 (1): 20-21.