Department of Political Science
Faculty and Staff

Mark E. Rushefsky

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  • Ph.D. SUNY-Binghamton (1977)

  • M.A. SUNY-Binghamton (1974)

  • B.A. Queens College, CUNY (1967)

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804


Office Phone: (417) 836-5922
Fax: (417) 836-6655

Office Location:

Strong Hall 326

Research Interests:

Professor Rushefsky's research and teaching interests include public policy, public administration, environmental policy, and health policy. He has published articles in Policy Studies Review; Policy Studies Journal; Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law; Applied Behavioral Science Review; Journal of Politics, and has contributed chapters in several books. Professor Rushefsky is also the author of a number of books: Making Cancer Policy (1986), Public Policy in the United States, 2nd Edition (1996), Health Policy and Politics in America, 2nd Edition (1999, co-authored with Kant Patel), and Politics, Power, and Policy Making: The Case of Health Care Reform (1997, co-authored with Kant Patel).

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Responsibilities:

  PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship (Fall 2009)

  PLS 102 Introduction to American Public Policy (Spring 2010)

PLS 555 Public Policy for a Global Environment (Spring 2010)

PLS 573/773 Policy Analysis (Spring 2010)

PLS 754 Seminar in Health Policy (Fall 2009)

  PLS 763 The Policy Process

PLS 771 Seminar in Public Administration (Fall 2009)

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