Dave Wegge

Professor of Political Science

B.A., University of Minnesota 
M.A., Midwestern State University 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Programs: Political Science, American Studies, Leadership Studies

Dr. Wegge has been a faculty member at St. Norbert College since 1979. He teaches courses on state and local government, executive leadership, parties & elections and research methodology. He was the founder of the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute (SRI) and served as its Director for fifteen years from 1983 to 1998. In 2009 he returned as the Executive Director of the SRI. In 1988 the SRI formed a partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio to conduct The Wisconsin Survey, a biannual statewide survey on political issues. Nate Silver of the 538 blog for the New York Times rated the SRI’s pre-election polls as one of the most accurate pre-election polling organizations in the country.

Wegge’s research has been used by The Wall Street Journal, London Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, Newsweek, USA Today, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN. He has done election night news analysis for WBAY-TV in Green Bay and has been interviewed by most of the Wisconsin print and electronic media on political issues.

He is a past President of the Wisconsin Political Science Association and has been active in several community groups including the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Brown County, St, Mary’s Hospital Advisory Board and served eleven years on the Board of Director of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) the last three years as the Chair of the Board.

He is a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the World Future Society (WFS) and the Market Research Association (MRA).

Courses
AMER/POLI 130 United States Politics and Government 
POLI 200 Research Methods and Techniques 
POLI 231 State and Local Politics
POLI 332 Parties and Elections 
POLI 336 Executive Leadership