Office: Morton Hall 250F
Phone: (256) 824-2310
Dr. Allan Spitz teaches courses in the American Founding, Constitutional development, the development of the American federal system, and Politics in Literature. Professor Spitz earned his MA and PhD degrees in political science from Michigan State University. He earned his BA degree in political science and history from the University of New Mexico. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Tokyo University and he also studied at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Spitz served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Wyoming before coming to UAH in 1985. Since coming to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, he has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chairman of the Department of Political Science, and Professor of Political Science. Earlier in his career, he served on the political science faculty at Washington State University, dean of the Janesville campus at the University of Wisconsin, and professor of public policy at James Madison College of Michigan State University. Prior to his educational career, Dr. Spitz served in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school. Dr. Spitz's scholarly resume includes work in development administration, articles on transferability of democratic institutions, and political philosophy underlying Chinese Communism.