BA 1985, Haverford College, Political Science
MA 1991 and MPhil 1993, The George Washington University, Political Science
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, current PhD student in Public Policy
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I currently teach American Government and State and Local Government. I have previously taught or co-taught The Congress, The Judiciary, Political Parties and Practical Politics, South Carolina Government and Politics, and Public Opinion and Political Participation.
John Holder is a native of Rock Hill who represents the fourth generation of his family to be associated with Winthrop, and the second generation to teach in the Department of Political Science. He began teaching at Winthrop in 1995 and has recently returned on a part-time basis while continuing to pursue his doctoral studies in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include elections, voting, education policy, welfare policy, and institutions of government and politics. His involvement in the community has included service as an officer of Habitat for Humanity of York County, the York County Democratic Party, the Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill, and as faculty advisor to the Winthrop affiliates of those organizations. He is the former Clerk of the Vestry and Chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour.