Kraus, Neil
Neil Kraus

Neil Kraus

Associate Professor

Start Year: 2005

Political Science
Office: 355 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3318



Ph.D. - State University of NY-Albany
M.A. - State University of NY-Albany
B.A. - LeMoyne College-Syracuse, NY

Areas of Specialization

  • American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Politics
  • Education Politics and Policy
  • Race and Politics
  • Public Administration
  • State and Local Politics
  • Criminal Justice Politics and Policy

Courses Taught

  • POLS 114 National, State & Local Government
  • POLS 200 Political Analysis
  • POLS 225 Public Administration
  • POLS 253 State & Local Politics
  • POLS 256 Public Policy Making
  • POLS 322 Politics of American Cities
  • POLS 359 Criminal Justice Politics and Policy

Dr. Neil Kraus joined the Department in 2005 and his areas of specialization include urban politics, public policy, state and local politics, education politics and policy, and public administration. As the Chancellor's representative to the Western Wisconsin Intergovernmental Collaboration, he has been very active in promoting the University in this region. He has also taught several courses at a local prison. Professor Kraus has written a book on the politics of race in Buffalo, New York, entitled Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power, and has published several articles on various aspects of race and urban politics. He has an ongoing research project on the politics of Minneapolis and Gary (IN), and recently published an article on a program that buses Minneapolis students to suburban schools.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911