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Ramapo College Professor and Author to Present his Book ‘Why Veterans Run’

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 27, 2018

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College Professor Jeremy M. Teigen will present his book Why Veterans Run during a talk on Wednesday, October 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center on the College’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Why Veterans Run is a look at military service in American presidential elections from 1789 through 2016. The book also explores in detail that more than half of the American presidential candidates have been military veterans and why that matters.

Teigen, who teaches courses including “Political Methodology,” “Campaigns and Elections” and “Military, Politics and Society” in the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at Ramapo College, describes the veteran candidate phenomenon by examining the related factors and patterns, showing why different historical eras have more formal generals running and why the number of veterans in election cycles varies. He also reveals how election outcomes with veteran candidates illuminate the relationship between the military and civilian spheres as well as the preference of the American electorate.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations, contact the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies at 201-684-7406.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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