Daniel M. Shea

Chair, Government, Professor of Government

Office: Diamond 274 [ campus map ]
Box 8800

Phone: 207-859-5357
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
8800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8888
Shea, Daniel M.


BA from the State University of New York at Oswego, MA from the University of West Florida, PHD from the State University of New York, Albany.

Areas of Expertise

  • American Poltics
  • Parties and Elections
  • U.S. Congress
  • Politics of the Media
  • Youth Political Engagement
  • Civility in Politics

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
GO111 AIntroduction to American Government and Politics
GO214 AParties and the Electoral Process
GO226 AMedia and Politics

Professional Information

As of July 1, 2019, Shea is Chair of the Department of Government


Shea has written or edited more than 20 books on American Politics. His most recent volume (as of 8/19) is Why Vote? Essential Questions about the Future of Elections in America.

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