Sean Foreman

Sean D. Foreman, PhD

Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Professor of Political Science

Phone: (305) 899-4098
Office: O'Laughlin Hall 243

Sean Foreman earned a B.A. in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.A. in International Studies from Florida International University (FIU) with a graduate certificate from the Latin American and Caribbean Center. In 2003, Foreman earned his doctoral degree in Political Science from FIU.

Dr. Foreman has taught American Government, State and Local Government, Public Policy and Administration, American Political Parties and Elections, Congress, Presidency, American Political Institutions, Political Theory, Religion in American Politics, and Leadership in Public Purpose Organizations at Barry. He is the advisor to the College Democrats, College Republicans, and Model United Nations student clubs and served on various university committees, and is a founder and co-chair of the campus-wide, interdepartmental Campus Democracy Project. Dr. Foreman was the 2012 recipient of Florida Campus Compact's Graham-Frey Civic Award.

Dr. Foreman is quoted in publications around the world and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television stations. He is a regular panelist and occasional host on WPBT-TV's "Issues" and often on local news stations including WIOD News Radio 610, where he was the 2016 Presidential Election Analyst, and WFTL 850 AM as well as nationally through NBC News Radio (formerly 24/7 News service). Dr. Foreman hosted a talk show called "World of Politics" on Barry's WBRY 1640 AM from 2008-12.

Research interests include U.S. politics and elections, state and local government, and the politics and economics of sports. Dr. Foreman is the co-editor of The Roads to Congress 2010 (Lexington Press, 2011), The Roads to Congress 2012 (Lexington Press, 2012), The Roads to Congress 2014 (Lexington Press, 2015), and The Roads to Congress 2016 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and author of chapters on congressional and presidential elections in various books.

Foreman's co-edited book Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall (Taylor & Francis 2014) is part of the Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy Series. His article "Top 10 Reasons Why Barack Obama Won the Presidency in 2008 and What it Means in the 2012 Election," was published in the Florida Political Chronicle, and his chapter "Florida: The Purple Swing State" is in the book Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter (Lexington Press, 2015). Dr. Foreman was president of the Florida Political Science Association in 2012 and serves as Secretary of FPSA.