October 22, 2014

Former Senator Nelson is UNO’s “Politician-in-Residence”

The University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Division has established a new educational partnership with former U-S Senator Ben Nelson.

Department Chairman Dr. Randall Adkins says beginning this semester nelson will become the department’s “Politician-in-Residence.” Part of Nelson’s responsibilities will include team teaching an upper-division course each semester.

Dr. Adkins says Nelson is a huge addition to their department as he can share knowledge at a policy maker at both the state and national level. He says students can learn historically what has happened but also practical politics and how it works.