Bob Turner

Associate Professor | Government Department | Environmental Studies | Skidmore College


Internships and Jobs


Real Democracy , Analysis of 2015 City Council Elections

Local Government Reform


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Two Thoughts on the Liberal Arts Experience

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Mark Twain

"A human being should be able to heal a wound, plan an expedition, order from a French menu, climb a mountain face, enjoy a ballet, balance accounts, roll a kayak, embolden a friend, tell a joke, laugh at a joke, laugh at oneself, cooperate, act alone, sing a children's song, solve equations, throw a dog a stick, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, love heartily, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1973

Contact Info
Government Department | Environmental Studies
Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone (518)-580-5251
email bturner (the at symbol) one word