Carter, John J. 1955-

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Carter, John J. 1955-


Born April 28, 1955, in Wheaton, MO; son of John J. (in sales) and Donna Carter; married Jerri L. Walker, August 19, 1978; children: Elizabeth Anne. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Westminster College, Fulton, MO, 1973-75; University of Missouri—Columbia, B.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1981; Central Missouri State University, M.A., 1978. Politics: Democrat. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Chess.


Home—Fayette, MO. Office—Division of Social Sciences, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO 65248. E-mail—[email protected]


Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO, instructor, 1980-81, assistant professor, 1981-84, associate professor, 1984-88, professor of history and political science, 1988—, Barker-Oakes Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences, 1991, chair of Division of Social Sciences, 1988-97, 2003-06, director of pre-law program, 1989—.


American Political Science Association, Academy of Political Science, Missouri Political Science Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu (regional governor, 1992).


National Distinguished Service Award, Pi Gamma Mu, 1991; Wye summer fellowship, Aspen Institute, 1993.


Covert Operations as a Tool of Presidential Foreign Policy in American History from 1800-1920, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 2000.

Covert Operations and the Emergence of the Modern American Presidency, 1920-1960, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 2002.

Covert Action as a Tool of Presidential Foreign Policy: From the Bay of Pigs to Iran-Contra, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 2006.

Contributor to books, including Reapportionment Politics, edited by Leroy Hardy and Alan Heslop, Sage Publications (Beverly Hills, CA), 1981; Christian Values and the Academic Disciplines, edited by Floyd Crenshaw and John Flanders, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1984; and Redistricting in the 1980s, edited by Alan Heslop and George Blair, Rose Institute for the Study of State and Local Government (Claremont, CA), 1993. Contributor to periodicals, including Southeastern Political Review, Governmental Affairs Newsletter, Athenaeum Society Review, and International Social Science Review.