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Professor Wayne Selcher with
                  Elizabethtown College students and faculty on the
                  Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, March 2006
Professor Wayne A. Selcher with Elizabethtown College students,
 faculty, and staff on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, March 2006
Dr. Wayne A. Selcher
Professor of International Studies Emeritus
Brazilianist and cybrarian

Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Legal Studies
Nicarry Hall
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

If you believe that "talking truth to power" is a noble challenge,
try talking truth to ideology, emotionalism, or partisanship.

 "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth." -- Michael Kinsley

“If you think human beings are always rational, it becomes impossible to explain at least half of history.”
-- Thomas Sowell
"Worldviews are more a mental security blanket than a serious effort to understand the world." -- Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

     After over 38 years of service, I retired from full-time teaching at Elizabethtown College in May 2007 and then served as adjunct professor until 2014. I continue to maintain the WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources (since 1999), lecture occasionally, and help advance the College's international studies programs. On this website you will find syllabi in PDF for the most recent courses taught as an adjunct professor and also guides for the use of Internet sources in international studies.
Available for free download in PDF:
E. Fletcher McClellan, Wayne A. Selcher & Oya Dursun-Ozkanca (2012): "Internationalizing General Education: The First-Year Seminar on Political Self-Determination and Internet-Based Political Research," Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 9:2, 150-166. (Pages 154 to 160 provide tips for academic Internet use.)
2. My article “Use of Internet Sources in International Studies Teaching and Research” from International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 6 (May 2005), 174-189.

3. My Internet research guide for American Foreign Policy.

Course Syllabi in PDF and Links to Online Resources

Professional Education,
Experience, and Publications
WWW Virtual Library:
International Affairs Resources
PS 150 B
Comparative Politics

Spring 2014
PS 345
American Foreign Policy

Fall 2010
PS 345 Foreign Policy
Issue Brief Assignment

Fall 2010

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