Research & Sponsored Programs, Politics
Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs / Associate Professor, Politicsmcguirjp@potsdam.edu http://www2.potsdam.edu/mcguirjp/index.htm
Dr. McGuire is new to the North Country, a native Long Islander, an avid Yankee fan, and a political junkie.
His teaching and research interests include state and local government, intergovernmental relations, and interest group politics.
He is currently working on two research projects examining different facets of intergovernmental relations, the first studies intra-state relations and the implementation of the 2002 Help America Vote Act and the second investigates informal and formal means of state and local government cooperation.
Before making his way to SUNY Potsdam he earned a Ph.D. from Washington State University and taught politics at Gonzaga University and Wabash College. Teaching at Potsdam is a coming home of sorts; it puts him in closer proximity to his New England based family and friends.
Dr. McGuire is happy to join the faculty at Potsdam College because he believes we provide students with unique opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty and study in an environment that's committed to academic excellence.
The classes he teaches include: Introduction to U.S. Politics; State and Local Government (w/ a New York and environmental politics focus); The Congress and Legislative Process; The American Presidency; U.S. Media and Politics; Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups; and Environmental Politics and Policy.
Students interested in these classes or collaborating on a research project are encouraged to speak to Dr. McGuire.
Potsdam Institute for Applied Research, Politics
Dr. Nuwer has a strong background in Economics, Labor Market Issues, and Applied Computer Applications.
Dr. Nuwer received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from San Jose State University, May, 1979; Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah, June, 1985.
Adjunct Instructor: Music Business Internshipswilliadr@potsdam.edu
Dr. Williams has a BM from The Crane School of Music/SUNY Potsdam ('87), a MM from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a doctorate in music from the University of Wisconsin. He also earned a JD from New York Law School in 2002.
Before deciding upon law school, David Williams worked simultaneously as an underwriter in Manhattan's financial district and as an assistant to an artist manager. After law school, he assumed various roles of increasing responsibility specializing in the drafting and interpretation of professional liability contracts.
In 2002 he launched a part-time consultancy practice, now known as Enterprising Artist Consulting (www.EnterprisingArtistConsulting.com), helping musicians, actors, and other creative people with contract-related matters. Soon, he was invited to speak on topics relating to performers' contracts at the Seagle Music Colony, Tanglewood, the American Singers Opera Project, the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yale, among others.
A fierce advocate for artists' rights, he left the corporate setting in 2015 to dedicate himself to this work full time focusing on completing his first book, The Enterprising Musician's Guide to Performer Contracts (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Geared to emerging artists without regard to genre, the book explains music industry contracts in plain language.
David Williams holds a JD from New York Law School, and degrees in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), and the New England Conservatory of Music (MM), as well as a BM in Musical Studies from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
Dr. Williams is a faculty member at The New School in Manhattan where he teaches Entrepreneurial Musicianship (at The Mannes School of Music) and Music Industry Law/Management (within the new MA program in Arts Management Entrepreneurship) and the Crane Institute for Music Business at SUNY Potsdam where he is faculty supervisor of practica and internships. He also serves as Executive Director of the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar (www.FallIsland.org).
As a writer, he is a regular contributor to Modern Singer Magazine and is currently at work on his second book which focuses on entrepreneurial-themed legal issues relevant to emerging artists working in the music and theatrical production space.