Rich Holtzman is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Political Science Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Holtzman's research and teaching focus on American Politics and he has published on Presidential Rhetoric, Narratives and Discourses in American Politics, and on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Ph D, University of Texas at Austin
BA, University of California, San Diego
Holtzman, R., Making It Up As He Goes: Donald Trump’s Hyper-Rhetorical Presidency, Fast Capitalism , 2020.
Holtzman, R., Mapping Policy Issues: A Simple, Active Learning Exercise for Critical Thinking, PS: Political Science & Politics, 2019.
Holtzman, R.,Dodge, J.,Van Hulst, M.,Yanow, D., What Does it Mean to Teach Interpretively?, Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016.
Holtzman, R., The Enduring Narrative of "Socialized" Medicine: Oppositional Rhetoric and Obama’s Health Care Reform, Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture, 2013.
Holtzman, R., Experiential Learning in Washington, D.C.: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Student Motivations and Perceptions, Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 2011.
Holtzman, R., What’s the Problem, Mr. President?: Bush’s Shifting Definitions of the 2008 Financial Crisis, International Social Science Review , 2011.
Holtzman, R., George W. Bush’s Rhetoric of Compassionate Conservatism and Its Value as a Tool of Presidential Politics, Issues in Political Discourse Analysis, 2010.
Holtzman, R., Bush’s Adventures in National Service Policy and Five Lessons for President Obama, White House Studies, 2009.
Holtzman, R., Adapting the One-Minute Paper for Active Learning, Academic Exchange Quarterly , 2007.
Holtzman, R., Barack Obama, Encyclopedia Article, Guns in American Society, 2022.
Holtzman, R., Using Situational Mapping to Recognize and Explore Political and Policy Complexity, American Political Science Association, 2018.
Holtzman, R., Understanding Trump's Improvisational Presidency, Utica College Center of Public Affairs and Election Research, 2018.
Holtzman, R., 50 Takes on Trump: Rhode Island, Utica College Center for Public Affairs and Election Research, 2017.
Holtzman, R., Political Narratives, The Academic Minute, Inside Higher Ed, 2016.
Holtzman, R., Three Lessons on Leadership, Complements of the American Presidency, Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, Bryant University, 2014.
Holtzman, R., Review of Julia R. Azari, Lara M. Brown, and Zim G. Nwokora, eds. The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party, Party Politics/SAGE , 2015.
Holtzman, R., Review of Hudson, William E. American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America’s Future, 7th ed., The Political Science Educator/APSA , 2014.
Holtzman, R., Review of Peregrine Schwatz-Shea and Dvora Yanow, Inpterpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes, Critical Policy Studies/Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Holtzman, R., Review of Kenneth T. Walsh, Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership, Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Journal/Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2013.
Fales, K.,Lamere, A. T.,Holtzman, R., Instrumental vs. Expressive: A Study of Voter Behavior Models Through the Lens of Identity in the 2016 Presidential Election, .
Holtzman, R., “Mapping Policy Issues: A Simple, Active Learning Exercise for Critical Thinking", Routledge.
Holtzman, R.,Boggio, A., Purposeful Learning from Teaching that Matters, Teaching Matters Conference, Gordon State College , 2021.
Award for Meritorious Teaching, 2022
“Career Champion: For Going the Extra Mile” Award, 2021
Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Teaching Fellow, 2020
Award for Meritorious Teaching , 2020
Award for Meritorious Teaching, 2018
Award for Meritorious Service, 2016
Bryant Panhellenic Council Faculty Award, 2016
Award for Meritorious Service, 2014
Contributing to Success: Innovation Award, 2014
Award for Meritorious Research and Scholarship, 2012
Award for Meritorious Service, 2012
University Award for "Outstanding Service", 2012
'Outstanding Teaching in Political Science' Award, 2011
Student Senate Choice Award for Faculty Cooperation and Support, 2011
Award for Meritorious Service, 2010
Award for Meritorious Teaching, 2010
'Outstanding Teaching in Political Science' Award, 2009
University Award for "Excellence in Teaching", 2009
Award for Meritorious Teaching, 2008
American Politics, Modern American Presidency, Political Parties and Elections, The Politics of the Government and Business in the U.S., Global Foundations of Character and Leadership
American politics, particularly focused on presidential rhetoric, political narratives, and political discourse; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Ideas, Knowledge, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
Western Political Science Association
Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the American Political Science Association
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society
Omicron Delta Kappa National Honors Society
Undergraduate Education Section of the American Political Science Association
Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association
American Political Science Association