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Political science educator

Paul Allen Beck, American social and behavioral sciences, political sciences, communication, sociology professor. Recipient Distinguished Service award Ohio State University, 2000, Distinguished Scholar award Ohio State University, 2004.


Beck, Paul Allen was born on March 15, 1944 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Flanegin) Beck.


Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1966;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1968;Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1971.


Assistant professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1970-1975;associate professor, U. Pittsburgh, 1976-1979;professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1979-1987;department chairman, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1981-1987;professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, since 1987;department chairman, Ohio State University, Columbus, since 1991.



Chairman council Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1982-1983, member, 1980-1983. Member National Science Foundation political science panel, 1988-1989. Member American Political Science Association (executive council 1981-1982, 93-94, book review editor 1976-1979, program chair 1994, chair strategic planning committee 1999-2000, Goodnow award 2005, Eldersveld award, 2007), Midwest Political Science Association (executive council 1987-1990, member editorial board 1988-1990, program chair 1991, vice president 1996-1998), Southern Political Science Association (member editorial board 1982-1987), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha (executive council), Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Maria Teresa Marcano, June 10, 1967. Children: Daniel Lee, David Andrew.

Frank Paul Beck

Mary Elizabeth (Flanegin) Beck

Maria Teresa Marcano

Daniel Lee Beck

David Andrew Beck