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PoliticsNow Classroom Staff

Chris Long
, chris.long@pnclassroom.com

Academic Editor
Melvin J. Dubnick
, mel.dubnick@pnclassroom.com

Associate Editor
Eric Owles
, eric.owles@pnclassroom.com

Assistant Academic Editor
Michael Slind
, slind@ix.netcom.com

Staff Biographies

Mel Dubnick, academic editor

Mel Dubnick (PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder) is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Rutgers University - Newark and currently holds adjunct professorships at Columbia University and the University of Oklahoma. The co-author of textbooks on American government, public administration and policy analysis, he is active in the American Political Science Association's new initiative to improve civic education. He recently completed a six-year tenure as managing editor of Public Administration Review and from 1985-1990 served as co-editor-in-chief of the Policy Studies Journal.

Chris Long, editor

Chris Long , former Managing Editor of PoliticsNow and Editor of PoliticsUSA, worked at Newsday for eight years as an assignment editor and copy editor and was on temporary assignment to Times Mirror's The Sporting News, assisting in online development, before joining PoliticsUSA. He previously worked as City Editor for The Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was an editor and reporter at dailies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also has taught journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He discovered the Internet through his interest in flyfishing.

Eric Owles, associate editor

Eric Owles joined PoliticsNow Classroom after an internship for PoliticsNow. He graduated with a double major in political science and journalism from the University of Connecticut, where he was news editor of The Daily Campus. He also has worked as a freelance writer for daily newspapers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. On weekends, Eric likes to relax by jumping out of airplanes.

Michael Slind, assistant academic editor

Michael Slind has a B.A. from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from Cornell University. At each school, his major field was 20th-century U.S. history, and his minor field was political theory. Recently, he earned a Certificate in Publishing from Emerson College in Boston. In addition to assisting on PNC, he works as a copy editor for an online medical encyclopedia.