H05-1585. Holmes, Jack E. Papers, 1972-[ongoing]. 0.50 linear ft.


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Holmes has taught in the political science department at Hope College since 1969, except for two years (January 1973-December 1974) when he acted as the District Assistant to a U.S. Congressman. He served as the director of the political science department from 1988-1995, and 1999-present. He has also served as an advisor to the Arcadian fraternity, department student assistant and technology director, and faculty advisor to the Hope Republicans. He is also very involved in the Model United Nations (U.N.) program at Hope College. Before coming to Hope, Holmes served as a captain/research assistant in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations in Washington, D.C. Holmes has incorporated his interests in American foreign policy and international relations to create his Mood/Interest Theory of American Foreign Policy, which was published in 1985 by the University Press of Kentucky. Holmes, Michael Englehardt, Bob Elder, David Ryden, and James Zoetewey authored the third edition of American Government: Essentials & Perspectives, a national government textbook for McGraw-Hill. Holmes grew up in Colorado and spends the summer months on his mountain ranch, researching, writing, backpacking, fishing, and teaching a course on wilderness politics. He is very involved with the Michigan Republican party, does political consulting, and has served on the Michigan Republican State Committee. The collection includes Holmes’ October 1972 University of Denver Graduate School of International Relations doctor of philosophy dissertation, “Administrative Decentralization in Developing Areas: A Comparative-Interpretive Study of the Early 1960s,” “Our Best and Worst Presidents: Some Possible Reasons for Perceived Performance,” a paper delivered by Holmes and Robert E. Elder, Jr. at the 1986 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, and his 2006 resume.


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