Dr. Matthew J. Lindstrom, Professor
Professor of Political Science with Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict since 2005. B.A., Saint John's University, 1992; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1997.
Edward L. Henry Professor of Political Science at CSB/SJU; Director, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at SJU; Co-director, CSB Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program and CSB/SJU Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program
SJU Office: Simons 142
Fall 2021 Courses
POLS 211 - Politics and Political Life
POLS 111 - Intro to US Politics
Spring 2022 Courses
POLS 111 – Intro to US Politics
POLS 350A - Sustainable Urban Planning
Why am I a political scientist?
I chose to get a doctorate degree in political science and work in higher education because it offers me an opportunity to influence the next generation of civic leaders and continually learn more about subjects I love. Within U.S. politics and public policy, my main areas for scholarly research are environmental policy and urban planning.
Professor Lindstrom in League of Minnesota Cities Film
Featured Books/Publications and Papers
Lindstrom, Matthew, Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics, editor, (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011).
Lindstrom, Matthew and Hugh Bartling, editors, Suburban Sprawl: Culture, Theory and Politics, (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2003).
Lindstrom, Matthew and Zachary A. Smith, The National Environmental Policy Act: Judicial Misconstruction, Legislative Indifference, and Executive Neglect (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2002). Reissued in paperback in 2008. *Nominated for the Aaron Wildavsky Policy Studies Book Award.
Lindstrom, Matthew, "Cooperation, Not False Competition." Fragmented Families and Splintered Classes: Why so much churning? What can be done? What will America come to look like? A Symposium, Center for the American Experiment, October, 2012.
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