Scott Nikolai

Scott Nikolai

Senior Lecturer, Political Science

Office: Pioneer Tower 707
Tel: 608.342.1690

  • Ph.D.--Texas Tech University
  • M.A.--University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A.--St. Norbert College


  • Legislative and executive branch politics
  • Elections

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • Congressional Politics
  • Public Administration

Research Interests

  • Women in politics
  • Legislative elections
  • Sports and politics

Recent Publications

  • "Trail Blazers, Tragedy, and Repentance: Women as Role Models in Sports" (Feminist Collections)
  • "'The More Things Change': Gendered Differences in Sports Spectatorship Among College Students" (forthcoming anthology of the 2010 St. Norbert College Sport and Society Conference published by St. Norbert Press)

I was born in Marshfield, WI and I am very proud to be in my home state practicing my profession.  I teach my courses with one particular goal in mind: promoting greater political literacy among college students.  It is one thing among many that is desperately needed in today's world.

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