Dr. Sussman and his diminutive companion Hootie at Graves Mountain, Virginia.
University Professor of Political Science
Professor Sussman received his Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University. He joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1992 where he teaches undergraduate courses in the field of American politics. He also offers two seminars - - Global Environmental Policy and the Politics of Climate Change: Comparative Perspective - - for the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS). Professor Sussman's research focuses on environmental politics and policy, environmental opinion, science and environmental politics, and the politics of climate change.
In November, Professor Sussman (along with his co-authors Byron W. Daynes and Jon West) received an advance contract from SUNY Press to write a second edition of their book American Politics and the Environment (Longman, 2002). He is also involved in a survey research project that involves state legislators in coastal states and their political orientations about sea level rise.
Professor Sussman's scholarship and professional activities include 5 books, over 90 journal articles, book chapters, and professional papers and approximately 100 lectures, interviews, panels, and speaking engagements.
He served two terms as chair of an eighteen member department, 2000-2006.