Associate Professor of Political Science

Degrees: Ph.D., M.A., Emory University; B.S., Georgia College

Expertise: Comparative Politics; European Politics; Politics of the European Union; Research Methods

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Andreas Sobisch graduated cum laude from Georgia College with a B.S. in Political Science. He later earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Having served as an Associate Professor for John Carroll University from 1990 to 1996, Dr. Sobisch then became the Director of Global Education from 2005 to 2015. He is currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science.

Dr. Sobisch’s areas of study are Comparative Politics, European Politics, Politics of the European Union, and Research Methods. He currently teaches Comparative Politics, European Union, Political Parties, Public Policy, Global Citizenship Political Radicalism and Extremism, Neo-Nazism, Communism, Terrorism, and Research Methods: Philosophy of Science, Research Design, & Statistics. He is also part of the Advisory Board for the West European Studies Program out of the University of Pittsburg. A current member of the European Union Simulation Consortium, Dr. Sobisch also serves in the German Studies, the European Union Studies, and the American Political Science Associations.

Apart from his academic curriculum at John Carroll University, Dr. Sobisch has a vast amount of published works. His most recent publication, “The Politics of Mediation: Political Rhetoric as Influence Strategy in Campaigns” (2017), was co-authored with Elena Bakumova. Dr. Sobisch is part of the Faculty Learning Community on Intercultural Competence since 2011 and received the JCU Grauel Fellowship for the 2016 academic year.

When he is not teaching, Dr. Sobisch likes to travel. In fact, he has visited all continents except Antarctica.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule

  • PO 102-51 Comparative Politics
    M W F, 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • PO 220-51 European Union Simulation
    T R, 9:30 am – 10:45 am
  • PO 300-51 Political Science Research Methods
    M W F, 9:00 am – 9:50 am
  • PO 300L-51 Political Science Research Methods Lab
    W, 8:00 am – 8:50 am