Phone: 620-235-4325 Fax: 620-235-4338
Dr. Botello-Samson joined the faculty in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences in 2007. He earned his doctorate in political science at Rutgers University, where he researched the impact of property rights litigation on environmental regulatory agencies. Prior to joining the faculty at Pittsburg State University, he was a visiting professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. When he is not teaching or writing, Dr. Botello-Samson enjoys hiking and cooking vegetarian cuisine.
Dr. Botello-Samson was honored with the 2014 Robert K. Ratzlaff Outstanding Faculty Award by the Student Government Association from student nominees of faculty that demonstrate excellence in instruction and service to students on campus.
Ph.D., Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Graduate Certification in Human Dimensions of Environmental ChangeM.A., Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZB.A., Political Science and Philosophy, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
POLS 101: U.S. PoliticsPOLS 412: Law in Film and LiteraturePOLS 512: Environmental PoliticsPOLS 562: Law and PoliticsPOLS 571: Ecotourism and Globalization – Study Abroad (Bolivia)POLS 609: Administrative LawPOLS 661: Constitutional Law I – Separation of PowersPOLS 662: Constitutional Law II – Civil Liberties
Faculty Advisor for Pre-Law ClubFaculty Advisor for Vegetarian Club
PublicationsRegulatory Takings and the Environment: The Impact of Property Rights Litigation. El Paso: LFB Scholarly Publishing. 2010.
"The Regulatory Response to the Legal Mobilization of Property Rights: An Institutional Analysis of Regulatory Decision-Making." Property Rights and Neoliberalism: Cultural Demands and Legal Actions, Wayne V. McIntosh and Laura J. Hatcher, eds. Surrey (UK): Ashgate Publishers. 2010.
"Jurisprudence and Environmental Injustices: The Property Rights and Environmental Justice Movements." Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State, Kiran Sarma and Ben Livings, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishers. 2011. (Forthcoming)
"The Benchmark of Expectations: Regulatory Takings and Surface Coal Mining." Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law. Vol. 22, No. 1. 2007-2008.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Pre-Law AdvisorCoordinator, Political ScienceDirector, International StudiesDirector, International Knowledge and Experience (IKE) program
Areas of Specialization Judicial Politics Constitutional Law Environmental Politics
Areas of Competency Political and Legal Theory
Dept. of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences327D Russ HallPittsburg State University1701 S. BroadwayPittsburg, KS 66762U.S.A620-235-4334 office phone620-235-4338 firstname.lastname@example.org