Political Science

Dr. Peter J. Longo

Dr. Peter J. Longo

Professor
Founders Hall , 2250
(308) 865-8039
longop@unk.edu

B.A., Creighton University
J.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Hometown: Omaha-Bellevue, Nebraska
Joined UNK Faculty: 1988

Constitutional Law, Public Policy

People who study constitutional law analyze how public policy develops through courts.  Important questions driving inquiry in this subfield include:

  • How does the formal constitution play out in the policy process?
  • What lessons can be learned from comparative constitutionalism and policy?
  • Can “good constitutionalism" lead to a "good life"?

On working with undergraduate students:
“I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with undergraduate students. I like to encourage independent thought. Part of my role is to provide challenges and their task is to respond by answering the challenges and moving well beyond the initial challenge. Further, it is important for me to encourage students to be active and engaged citizens.  I have seen many of our students make tremendously positive impacts on our campus and well beyond.”

Favorite quasi-political quote:
“It's better to burn out than it is to rust”—Neil Young

  • Water Quality. Governing America: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Government, eds. Paul Quirk and William Cunion. 201  
  • Stalking on Campus: Ensuring Security with Rights and Liberties, 2010. Co-authored with Julie Campbell. College Student Journal.