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Sam Grubbs

Sam Grubbs

Limited Term Lecturer // Political Science

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POL 12000: Introduction to Public Policy and Public Administration

POL 13000: Introduction to International Relations

POL 30000: Introduction to Political Analysis

Career Summary

I have taught at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Thailand for 20 years. Recently, I worked as an Academic Program Manager for the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Presently, I am an Instructor at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina.


Grubbs, S. (2021). Does cooling out still apply? Community colleges and educational expectations. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Grubbs, S. (2021). Community college degrees and occupational prestige differences. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Grubbs, S. J. (2020). The American community college: history, policies and issues. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 52(2). 193-210.

Szmer, J., Christensen, R.K., & Grubbs, S. (2020). What influences the influence of U.S. Courts of Appeals decisions? European Journal of Law and Economics, 49. 55-81.

Grubbs, S. J. (2020). Community college transfers, engagement, and bachelor’s degree completion. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research, 5(1). 91-109. Available at 

Kropf, M., Grubbs, S.J., Szmer, J., Whitaker, B.E. (2019). American politics course redesigns: The effect of propensity score matching on predicting learning outcomes. Journal of Political Science Education, 15(4), 459-473.

Grubbs, S.J. (2017). Perceptions of teaching practicums from Thai students in 4-year and 5-year teacher education programs. Teacher Education & Practice, 30(1). 177-193.

Speights, S.L., Grubbs, S.J., & Rubin, B.A. (2017). Bad jobs, bad parents? How jobs characteristics relate to time with children and self-evaluations of parents. International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, 8(1), 20-41. Available at 

Cheep-Aranai, R., Chutichaiwirath, K., Grubbs, S., & Brady, M. (2017). A comparison of industry English needs with university students’ strengths. Veridian E-Journal, Silpakorn University, 10(4). 394-409. Available at 

Grubbs, K.C. & Grubbs, S.J. (2016). Increasing female science academics in the United States: An examination of policies. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 8(2), 279-299. Available at 

Grubbs, S.J., Speights, S.L., & Rubin, B.A. (2015). Helping displaced workers: A case study of human capital and community factors. Sociation Today, 13(1), available at