I have been a Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater State College since 1973 ( Ph.D University of Massachusetts, Amherst). My specialty is Latin American politics and U.S.-Latin American relations, and I have written five books on the region. I have also published a book entitled Angry, Bored, and Confused: A Citizen Guide to American Politics, and a text in the area of comparative government entitled Comparative Politics: A Policy Approach, a fourth edition of my book U.S.-Latin American Relations was published in 2009. I am the founding editor of the Bridgewater Review, the faculty journal of Bridgewater State University. I have just published my latest book Debates, Differences and Divisions: The 25 Issues That Shape American Politics ( Pearson/Longman, 2010). Currently, I am the Executive Director of the Center for International Engagement at Bridgewater in charge of all international programs at the University.