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. In 2010 I published my latest book Debates, Differences and Divisions: The 25 Issues That Shape American Politics (Pearson/Longman, 2010). From 2010-2015 I was the Executive Director of the Center for International Engagement at Bridgewater in charge of all international programs at the University. In 2015 I retired but remained a special assistant to the president of Bridgewater State University for Global Engagement. In 2017 I published a second edition of the 25 Issues That Shape American Politics in collaboration with my daughter Ann Karreth of Ursinus College.