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Thomas J. Kane, Ph.D

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Thomas Kane is a professor in the political science department. After serving as deputy budget director of Yonkers, New York for two years and as assistant city manager of Royal Oak, Michigan for three years, Dr. Kane began his career in higher education. He taught graduate students at the State University of New York College at Brockport for four years and has been teaching undergraduates at St. Joseph’s for thirty two years. Dr. Kane now teaches on a part time basis offering one course each semester.

Dr. Kane currently offers courses on the American presidency to both freshmen and upperclassmen. In the freshmen course, the focus is on understanding the contemporary presidency from several different perspectives such as the constitutional and power perspectives. In the upper division course, the focus is on understanding the many features of today’s presidency such as decision making processes, relations with the congress, and communications with the American people. Both of these courses require reading excellent works dealing with today’s presidency.

Dr. Kane’s published work has appeared in the political science journal Publius and in the public administration journal Public Budgeting.

Dr. Kane’s hobbies are golf, walking, and babysitting for his grandchildren.


  • B.S.,M.A., Georgetown University
  • Ph. D., Indiana University