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Faculty Profile

Steve Cann

Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson Learning Resource Center
Rm 223
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
North Dakota State University, Bachelor of Science
North Dakota State University, Master of Arts
Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Assistant, Associate Professor, Idaho State University 1977-1985

Associate professor, professor Washburn University 1985-present

American Government; Introduction to the American legal system; Constitutional law I (separation of power, federalism & private property); constitutional law II (civil rights & liberties); administrative law; applied political research; Senior Seminar

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Steven Cann, "Politics in Brown and White: Resegregation in America", vol. 88 #2, Judicature, p.74, (Sep-Oct, 2004).

Steven Cann, Administrative Law, 4th Ed., (Sage Publications, 2006).

Service Interests/Activities

Volunteer mediator for the Kansas children’s Service League.  Mediate: victim/offender conflicts; parent/adolescent conflicts and parenting plans involving divorcing parents. Kansas Judicial Administration approval: CORE mediation 1993, parent/adolescent mediation 2005; domestic mediation (parenting plans) pending

Career Accomplishments

Author of the most widely used text books in its field (Administrative Law)The book has a five-star rating from AbeBooks; Former President, Kansas Chapter of the American Association for Public Administration; Former faculty representative to the Washburn Board of Regents; Listed for the past Ten years in Who’s Who in American Education  and in Marquis Who’s who in America.   2010 inductee in Who’s who in American Politics

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