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Department of Political Science Faculty



Dr. James L. Carter (Ph.D., University of North Texas)



Dr. Carter's research interests include existential political philosophy (Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Sartre), rural and small town politics and government, and the creation and application of environmental policies. He has authored a number of papers for presentation at professional meetings, several articles published in a variety of journals and other formats, and several Natural Resource Management Plans for U.S. Air Force bases. Dr. Carter has served as a consultant to the Mayors Institute of British Columbia, was editor of the Texas Journal of Political Studies for seven years, represented the 5th Senatorial district on the State Democratic Executive Committee for ten years, and served on the Huntsville City Council for nine years, including three years as Mayor Pro Tem. Much of his spare time is devoted to fine art photography, backpacking, and travel in rural Texas and in the southwestern United States.


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