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Dr. Raymond Scheele 
Professor of Political Science 

Ray Scheele, Political Sci

Raymond H. Scheele joined the Ball State University faculty in 1975, specializing in campaigns and elections, political parties, public administration and state and local government. In addition to his academic experience, he has more than two decades of service as a consultant specializing in public personnel management. He has served as a member of the national training committee of the American Society for Public Administration and, along with Sally Jo Vasicko, designed the Executive Management Training Program, for which they received the National Award for Innovative Programming from the National Association of Schools for Continuing Education in1986. He has served two terms as president of the Indiana Society for Public Administration.

His expertise has been called upon by numerous media outlets, including the BBC, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Louisville Courier Journal, San Diego Union Leader, USA Today, Washington Post, and newspaper and media outlets throughout Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government from Valparaiso University in 1965 and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri in 1972. Prior to joining Ball State’s faculty he was on the faculty of the Political Science Department at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author or co-author of two dozen scholarly papers, several published articles as well as two books, including Larry Conrad of Indiana:  A Biography. He is currently working on a book detailing the 20th Century history of Indiana’s political parties.


Phone: 765-285-5875


Dr. Joe Losco
Professor of Political Science

Joseph Losco - Political ScienceJoseph Losco is a Professor of Political Science at Ball State University. He has been at BSU since 1983. He received a Ph.D. at Temple University. Professor Losco teaches primarily in the areas of political theory and American government. His research and publication interests have focused on political theory, public policy, and American government. He has also produced numerous educational videos in American government. Dr. Losco took over as Co-Director of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs in July 2014.



Phone: 765-285-8785