Robert Webking, Ph.D.
Robert Webking earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from the University of Dallas and his Master of Arts and Doctor Philosophy degrees in government from the University of Virginia in the 1970s. After teaching briefly at Virginia Commonwealth University, he joined the faculty in the department of political science at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1978, where he is now professor. During his time at UTEP he has served in a variety of administrative roles, including director of the Academic Advising center, assistant vice president for academic affairs, chair of the department political science, director of the Center for Law and Border studies, and co-founder and co-director of the Law School Preparation Institute. He has worked intensively with instructional technology and continues to explore new ways to use technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Introduction to Politics
Introduction to Politics (Internet based
Western Political Heritage I
Western Political Heritage II
American Political Thought
The American Constitution
Philosophy of Law
Logic and Political Analysis
Webking to research interests have focused on American political thought during the eighteenth century. In addition, his work in the classroom has led to some research activity involving the use of technology to improve student learning. His more recent work with the law school preparation institute has led to an interest in developing techniques and activities to improve analytical skills. His most recent project combines the interest in American political thought and in developing reasoning skills.
- Gregory Rocha, co-author, Politics and Public Education: Edgewood v. Kirby and the Reform of Public School Financing in Texas, West Publishing, first edition, 1992, second edition, 1993.
- The American Revolution and the Politics of Liberty, Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
- Introduction to Politics, an interactive multimedia electronic text on CD-ROM, The University of Texas at El Paso 1996. Second edition, 1998. Third edition, 2003.
- Introduction to Politics: Lecture Notes, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1995
- Other Books
- Jerry McLain, Clayton Holland, Daniel Avelar, co-authors, 100 Exercises in Analytical Thinking, Research and Education Associates, forthcoming, 2005.