Joseph Losco

joeJoseph Losco is professor of political science at Ball State University where he teaches political theory and American government. Along with Raymond Scheele and Sally Jo Vasicko, he founded the Center in 2007 and assumed the position of Director upon the retirement of the Center’s co-founding members.

As Director of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Losco manages the Center’s many programs but has primary responsibility for conducting the annual Hoosier Survey on Public Policy and conducting research into electoral systems under the Voting Systems Technical Oversight Program.

He publishes in the fields of political theory, public policy, and biopolitics.  His publications have appeared in the International Political Science Review, Political Behavior, The History of Political Thought, and PS: Political Science and Politics.  His books include Political Theory: Classic Writings and Contemporary Views (co-authored with Leonard Williams) published by Oxford Press and Higher Education in Transition: Challenges of the New Millennium, co-edited with Brian Fife (Bergin & Garvey, 2000).  He is also co-author (with Ralph Baker) of AMGOV, an annually updated text in American Government published by McGraw-Hill. Losco has been at BSU since 1983. He received a Ph.D. at Temple University.