Robert Kirsch

Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies
USE 252 (0604)
651 E University Dr.
Tempe
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604
Senior Global Futures 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).

Courses

Summer 2022
Course Number Course Title
OGL 592 Research
OGL 599 Thesis
Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
OGL 530 Critical Perspctv Ldshp Theory
OGL 592 Research
OGL 595 Continuing Registration
OGL 599 Thesis
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
POS 494 Special Topics
POS 498 Pro-Seminar
OGL 592 Research
HSD 598 Special Topics
OGL 599 Thesis
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
OGL 592 Research
OGL 599 Thesis
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 550 Leading Organizational Change
OGL 584 Internship
OGL 599 Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 595 Continuing Registration
OGL 599 Thesis
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 530 Critical Perspctv Ldshp Theory
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership

Expertise Areas

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