John Comer

Emeritus Professor Political Science

I am currently half-time with the University gradually moving toward retirement. I have always been in to physical fitness and continue playing tennis and only recently decided it was time to retire from softball.  As a grandparent, I now work off a great deal of energy trying to keep up with five grandchildren.


Research Areas

  • political parties
  • public opinion
  • interest groups

Current Research

  • I am co-author on an award winning textbook in American government for its coverage of women and minorities.
  • Also, I am co-author of a user-friendly text in research methods designed for those whose love of political science caused them to avoid undergraduate courses dealing with numbers.


  • American Government (11th Edition) Co-author
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Administration: Techniques and Applications (Third Edition) Co-author

Career Highlights

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Department Chair 1998-2008
  • Joined UNL Faculty in 1971
  • Curriculum Vitae