Frank S. Cohen

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Areas of interest in political science: comparative political systems, U.S. government, international relations, constitutional law, quantitative research methodology, economic and political development.

Courses taught in political science at Franklin Pierce: Political Violence, Politics and Popular Culture, Research Methods, Comparative Politics, Contemporary World Affairs, U.S. Government, Political Theory, American Presidency, Democracy and Dictatorship, Environmental Politics, Constitutional Law and Moot Court, Prosperity and Freedom in the World’s Nations, American Political Thought, Weapons of Mass Destruction, American Foreign Policy, Senior Seminar.

Students in my classroom learn to treat every ideological conviction as a hypothesis. Without empirical inquiry, i.e., the systematic gathering of evidence, and logical argument, one’s political beliefs are completely invalid. The only political lessons worth learning are those validated by good data, careful analysis, and sound logic.