CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Department of Politics & International Relations
Dr. Paul A. Sracic, Chair  


Professor and Chair

Paul Sracic is Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio.  Dr. Sracic was selected as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar in Japan, and spent a year teaching at the University of Tokyo.  He was invited to back to Japan in 2012 as part of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office Visiting Experts Program.
Dr. Sracic holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University, and an B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Albright College.  His most recent book, Ohio Government and Politics (co-authored with William Binning), was published by Sage/Congressional Quarterly Press in March of this year. His previous book, San Antonio v. Rodriguez and the Pursuit of Equal Education (University Press of Kansas, 2006), was part of a series that was given the Scribes Award for legal scholarship at the 2008 meeting of the American Bar Association.

In addition to his scholarly writing, Dr. Sracic is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages in the United States.  His articles on American and international politics and law have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, Inside Higher Ed., The, and  Dr. Sracic has given lectures at the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo, Japan, Brussels, Belgium, China, Belgium, Latvia, and Lithuania.   He has also been interviewed on CNN, NPR, and China Radio International.  In 2015, he recorded a TEDx talk entitled Ohio, the Swing State.

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  • American Trade Politics (Seminar)
  • Legislative Process
  • American Presidency
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Society
  • Political Thought 1 and 2
  • American National Goverment


Paul A. Sracic

Dr. Paul A. Sracic
Political Science Dept.
Youngstown  State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555

Phone: 330-941-1672
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Dr. Sracic's Latest Articles in The Washington Post


Dr. Paul Sracic and Dr. William Binning Co-Author a Book on Ohio Politics

Paul Sracic, Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations, had one of his Washington Post articles included in a new book called "The Science of Donald Trump."

In September 2015, Dr. Sracic spoke to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

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Dr. Paul Sracic and Dr. William Binning have published Ohio Government and Politics. 

The book reviews the history, processes, and institutions of Ohio’s government and politics and is published by CQ Press. 




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