Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken



Robert Botsch, PhD


PhD, Political Science, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 1977
MA, Political Science, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 1975
BS, Applied Mathematics and Physics, N.C. State U., 1968

University Service

Faculty Assembly Parliamentarian for several terms
Chair of Welfare Committee and co-author of Faculty Salary Plan
UofSC Aiken Golf Coach, 1982-3
Advisor: Social and Behavioral Science Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Political Science Club
Chair of Social Science and Business Research Lab
President of AAUP chapter at UofSC Aiken, 2002


UofSC Aiken Teaching Excellence Award, 1987-8 and 1995-6
UofSC System Professor of the Year, 1987-8
CASE S.C. Professor of the Year and National Gold Medal Winner, 1987-8
UofSC Aiken Scholarly Activity Award, 1992-3
UofSC Aiken Service Award, 1989-90
Carolina Trustees Professor, 2003
Grew Endowed Chair in American Studies, 2003


Co-editing an online encyclopedia on African-Americans and S.C. with Carol Botsch
Interest groups in South Carolina
Public opinion in Aiken County
Political socialization of college students


Instructor, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, 1976-77
Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, 1977-78
Assistant, Associate, and Professor, UofSC Aiken, 1978-2015


We Shall Not Overcome, University of North Carolina Press, 1980.
Organizing the Breathless, University of Kentucky Press, 1993.
African-Americans and the Palmetto State, co-author, a social studies text for the S.C. Department of Education, 1994.
Government's Role in the Future of S.C., monograph prepared for the S.C. Assembly
on the Future, co-chaired by the Governor and Lt. Governor of S.C., 1988.
Five online textbooks
Textbook chapters, scholarly articles, research reports
Over $300,000 in small grants, most of which went to students and equipment