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Newsweek Interviews Rimmerman

Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science Craig Rimmerman was recently featured in a Newsweek article, titled “Three Reasons Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is More Popular Than Gay Marriage.”

On the discharging of linguists based on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, Rimmerman is quoted: “When they’re releasing Arabic linguists it gives [DADT] a sense of absurdity.  Expediency has become really important in wartime, so the idea that qualified people, who are volunteering to serve, are being hassled is really disconcerting.”

Read the full article.

Rimmerman joined the Colleges faculty in 1986, with Ph.D. and master’s degrees in political science from the Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from Miami University.

In April 2005, Rimmerman was appointed series editor for the “Dilemmas in American Politics” book series published by Westview Press.  Each book in the “Dilemmas” series addresses a real world problem and raises issues that are of most concern to undergraduate students.  In Oct. 2002, Rimmerman was appointed series editor for the Queer Politics, Queer Theories series at Temple University.  He is the author of “From Identity to Politics: The Lesbian and Gay Movements in the United States” (2001), “The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service” (2005) and “The Presidency by Plebiscite: The Reagan-Bush Era in Institutional Perspective” (1992).