Robert W Lane

Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Gilbertson Hall-North Wing 211


I have wanted ti be a classroom teacher since was a freshman in High School. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado as a Social Studies major in 1976, I embarked on my teaching career. For nine years I taught English and Social Studies in three different school systems. In 1985, I entered the Political Science Ph.D program at the University of Wisconsin campus. Since the fall of 1991 I have been a full time faculty member of the SVSU Political Science Department.


Doctor of Philosophy
Univ Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Interests

Faculty Team Member: SVSU Center for Academic Innovation / 2014 - 2020

SVSU Prelaw Advisor: 1991 - 2017



Author: Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate / Temple University Press / 1995


SVSU Faculty Association President: 2009-2013

Honors and Awards

2005 House Family Teaching Impact Award

2021 OER Grant Recipient