Dr. Nelson Dometrius is Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University. He received his A.B. from the University of Redlands, his M.A. from California State University, San Diego, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Professor Dometrius Joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1978 and has served over the years as Director of Graduate Studies, MPA Program Director, Director of the Center for Public Service, and Chair of the Department in 1979 and joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1978.
His area of specialization is American politics with an emphasis on comparative state politics. American governorship. He has published books Social Statistics and Texas Politics & Policy: His articles have appeared in American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Quarterly,Congress & the Presidency, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Politics, PoliticalScience and Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Social Science Quarterly, State Government, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and other journals. He has served in the past on the editorial boards of The Journal of Politics and the Texas Journal of Political Studies, and continues to serve today on the editorial board of State Politics and Policy Quarterly.
As part of his service to the community, Professor Dometrius also served as a founding Board Member and current Advisory Council Member of Kairos Outside Lubbock, a community prison ministry.