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Robert Kirsch

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0604
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

Robert Kirsch is a political theorist with an interdisciplinary lens. His work focuses on multiple vectors of citizenship in advanced industrial democracies, in particular theories of sovereignty, heterodox rationalities of political economy, and Frankfurt School critical theory in its "first generation" and their integration into American Institutionalism, particularly Veblen and Mumford.

Kirsch is also a Principal Investigator on an NSF grant to increase faculty diversity in the geosciences. His work in this area uses small group theory to develop change leaders who are able to overcome institutional inertia and change departmental culture.

Kirsch is membership director for the Caucus for a New Political Science, and a member of Green Politics and Theory, the International Leadership Association, the International Herbert Marcuse Society, and the International Confederation for the Application of Pluralism in Economics 

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2012
  • M.A. Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2008
  • B.A. Political Science, St. John's University (MN) 2004

 

Research Activity: 
  • Kirsch,Robert Emmanuel. Geo Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD): Sparks for Change. NSF-GEO(10/1/2016 - 9/30/2019).
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 550Leading Organizational Change
OGL 584Internship
OGL 599Thesis
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 595Continuing Registration
OGL 599Thesis
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 530Critical Perspctv Ldshp Theory
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 301Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 402Senior Seminar
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 301Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry