Celebrate 50 Years
College of Education and Public Policy

Professor Brian L. Fife

Brian L. Fife, Ph.D. Photo of Brian L. Fife, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department, Director of Graduate Studies
Professor

Education

  • State University of New York at Binghamton Ph.D., 1990, Political Science
  • State University of New York at Binghamton M.A.,1986, Political Science
  • University of Maine B.A., 1985, Political Science

Research Interests

Professor Fife's research agenda includes urban public education reform as well as reforming the electoral process in the United States.

Selected Publications

“Congress and Electoral Reform in the Early Twenty-First Century.” In Robert Mann (ed.), Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2014, 62-78.

Book contract to publish Winning the War on Poverty: The End of a Vicious Cycle (ABC-CLIO--a Praeger imprint).

Old School Still Matters: Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America (2013, ABC-CLIO - a Praeger imprint).

Reforming the Electoral Process in America: Toward More Democracy in the 21st Century (2010, ABC-CLIO-a Praeger imprint).

Political Culture and Voting Systems in the United States: An Examination of the 2000 Presidential Election (2002, Praeger, co-author).

Higher Education in Transition: The Challenges of the New Millennium (2000, Greenwood Publishing–a Bergin & Garvey imprint, co-editor).

School Desegregation in the Twenty-First Century: The Focus Must Change (1997, Edwin Mellen Press).

Desegregation in American Schools: Comparative Intervention Strategies (1992, Praeger).

Highlights of Community Service

Professor Fife is a former speaker of the Indiana University faculty at IPFW and has served on numerous university committees. He has been at IPFW since 1997 and was previously a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Ball State University.