Government Faculty Emeritus

Fred Exoo

Dr. Calvin (Fred) Exoo was a specialist in the politics of the mass media. His most recent book is entitled The Pen and the Sword: Press, War and Terror in the 21stCentury (2010, Sage Publishers)He is also the author of: Democracy Upside Down: Public Opinion and Cultural Hegemony in the United States and of The Politics of the Mass Media.  In Spring, 2009, he was chosen “Outstanding Faculty Member” by the senior class. His commentary and articles have appeared in such publications as the New York TimesThe Times (London), The Los Angeles TimesPolity, New Political Science, The Journal of Politics, and the Huffington Post. In his spare time, Fred was active in local social movements. He was originally from Wisconsin, and remained a lifelong major cheesehead – Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers fan.


Joe Kling


Professor Joe Kling has been teaching Political Science since the 1970s. He received his Ph. D. from the City University of New York in 1981. He also has a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. His fields of interest are Social Movements, American Political Thought, Public Policy, and Human Rights. One of his favorite courses to teach is 'Business and Ethics.' He also teaches 'African-American Political and Social Thought', and courses on Human Rights. He is co-editor of two books: Community Mobilization in the Era of Global Cities, co-edited with Robert Fisher, and published, 1993, by Sage; and Dilemmas of Activism: Class, Community, and the Politics of Local Mobilization co-edited with Prudence Posner and published, 1990, by Temple University Press. Before becoming a teacher of Political Science, Dr. Kling worked as a community organizer in Brooklyn, New York.

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Ansil Ramsay

Dr. Ansil Ramsay retired from St. Lawrence University in 2005, after 35 years of teaching in the Government Department. During that period, Dr. Ramsay served as editorial board member of the Journal of Asian Studies and of Asian Survey, and was a recipient of the J. Calvin Keene Award, the Owen D. Young Outstanding Professor Award, and the Munsil Professorship.