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Bill DeSoto


Dr. BalanoffOffice:  UAC 366
Email:  wd02@txstate.edu
Phone:  512.245.3279


Curriculum Vitae

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professor, Department of Political Science

Dr. William DeSoto is currently an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with a B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science, he has been with Texas State since 1990 and teaches a number of Undergraduate and Graduate level courses. Dr. DeSoto was a 2005 Fulbright Scholar, Lecturing at Slovak Agriculture University, and named “Favorite Professor” in 2002 by the Black Student Association and by the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.  In 2002 he was also named Faculty Member of the Year. In his free time, Dr. DeSoto is active in assorted civics organizations and clubs in the San Marcos area.


Courses Taught

PS 4399 Senior Seminar in Political Science

PS 3322 Political Parties and Party Polititcs

PS 5335 Role of Interests in American Politics

PS 5398 Directed Reading and Research