DONALD M. GOOCH
Donald M. Gooch
Donald M. Gooch is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at Stephen F. Austin State University. He was appointed to the SFA faculty in August, 2012. Dr. Gooch is an alum of the University of Central Arkansas and has a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2009. Professor Gooch has taught a broad spectrum of classes in the subfields of political science such as courses in political behavior, Constitutional Law, Research Methods, and American political institutions (i.e. the U.S. Supreme Court). Dr. Gooch studies public law, the federal court system and American politics. His research agenda includes political polarization, behavior on the Supreme Court, campaign finance regulation, civic education, formal theory and the spatial theory of voting. He is the SFA Pre-Law Program Coordinator, SFA Pre-Law Advisor, and Associate Director of the SFA Pre-Law Academy. He is also currently pursuing an M.A. in Statistics at SFA.