Douglas Wiig

Title: Lecturer of Political Science Emeritus
Dept.: Political Science

Recently retired from full-time teaching after 40 years of service at the University. Doug now teaches a couple of classes each semester on an adjunct basis and has been developing courses for online delivery.

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Academic History

Hired at Grand View in August, 1976 as Assistant Professor. Over the years, Doug has been Associate Professor and held the rank of Professor at the time of retirement from full-time teaching. Over the course of his years at Grand View, he was Political Science Department Chair until 2012, and for a short period of time was Assistant Director of Academic Computing and Director of Administrative Computing before returning to full-time academic teaching.

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 1976

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Science
  • International politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Research design
  • Social science statistics

Research / Accomplishments

Doug has written a number of articles that have been published in computer and social statistics journals. He is an editorial reviewer of manuscripts submitted to The Journal of Statistical Methodology. He also created the website R Statistics and Programming and contributes articles and ongoing research projects regularly.

Personal Interests

His personal interests include RV travel and camping, fishing. Doug has been a licensed ham radio operator for over 55 years. He has been interested in vintage collectibles of various kinds, and is currently interested in vintage black powder rifle and pistol shooting. He also likes to buy and sell vintage certified coins.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View has found and followed a clear vision of who we are, what we do, and how we make society a better place. Also the dedication of every individual that works at Grand View is extraordinary.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
Great people, great facilities and of course, teaching!
Doug Wiig