Fred Slocum, Associate Professor of Political Science

Address: 109D Morris Hall
Phone: 507-389-6935


I teach a wide array of courses in American politics, and focusing on boundaries between political science and psychology, ethnic studies, environmental studies, Southern studies, and American law.


  • Ph. D. (political science), University of Iowa, 1997. Dissertation: "Images in Black and White: Measuring Racial Prejudice and Its Consequences."
  • M.A. (political science), University of Iowa, 1991.
  • B.A. (political science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989.
  • Completed the four-week Summer Institute in Political Psychology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, August 1999.
  • Completed the five-week National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar, "Faulkner and Southern History," at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, July 2005.
  • Completed the nine-month 2005-2006 Leadership Institute of Greater Mankato, sponsored by the Greater Mankato Chamber of Commerce, full-day sessions ran each month from September 2005 to May 2006.
  • Completed the Oxford Round Table workshop on Diversity in Society, Oxford University, UK, March 2007.
  • Completed the Prague Summer Schools weeklong course, "Crime, Law and Psychology," sponsored by Schola Empirica (public policy institute), Prague, the Czech Republic, July 2014.
  • Additional education in:
    • Political psychology
    • Southern history;
    • Crime, law and psychology
    • Japan studies

Areas of Interest

  • Race, ethnicity and politics
  • Southern politics

Courses Taught

  • POL 111 United States Government
  • POL 221 Introduction to Political Analysis
  • POL 423/523 Political Parties
  • POL 426/526 Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • POL 427/527 Political Psychology
  • POL 455/555 American Legal Philosophy
  • POL 461/561 Environmental Politics
  • POL  471/571 Public Opinion and Polling Methods
  • POL 474/574 Executive Process
  • POL 476/576 Southern Politics

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Slocum, F. (2007). Authoritarianism and resistance to diversity in the American South. Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table.
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