Michael Steinman

Emeritus Professor Political Science

Linda and I moved to D.C. when I retired to be near our son, his wife, and our grandchild.  We enjoy our time with them, travelling in the U.S. and abroad, seeing old friends, reading, and taking long walks around D.C. and on our treadmill at home.  (I stopped playing racquetball five years ago.)

We also do some consulting and volunteer work.  For example, we were in Nashville for six months at Fisk University where I worked on curriculum issues, assessment, and other projects and Linda did volunteer work in the library and art gallery.  We enjoyed living and working in a new (to us) part of the country.

Linda and I send our best to all our friends.  Let us know when you’re coming to D.C. so we can get together.

Research Areas

Public policy and administration.

Current Research

Police behavior and the effects of policing on domestic violence-related recidivism rates.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • The American Government Textbook Award from the Women's Caucus for Political Science for the best treatment of gender issues in an introductory text:  multiple editions of American Government, coauthored with Susan Welch, John Gruhl, and Jack Comer.
  • The Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect from the US Administration on Children, Youth and Families, 1998.
  • Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, 1990, granted by the UNL Parents Association and the UNL Teaching Council.
  • Bereuter Distinguished Teaching Award, 1984.

Career Highlights

I was fortunate to be able to teach and write about subjects that matter to students, colleagues at UNL and elsewhere, and the community.  I also value the opportunities I had as an administrator (and continue to enjoy in retirement) to support faculty, their programs, and students.