Klotz Bio

Marilyn Klotz


    Before joining the Geneseo faculty, Marilyn worked for CGR, a non-profit public policy consulting firm in Rochester, NY. After graduating from college, she spent several years as a legislative correspondent and legislative assistant for Representative Richard A. Gephardt. Her research interests are American social policy, with a particular emphasis on state and local government as well as non-profit responses to poverty.

 Contact Info

Office: Welles 3A

Phone: 245-5460

e-Mail: klotz@geneseo.edu 


INTD 105 Politics and Popular Culture
PLSC 110 American Politics (course syllabus)
PLSC 215 Community, State and Regional Politics (course syllabus)
PLSC 216 Presidential Politics
PLSC 217 Bureaucracy and Public Administration
PLSC 314 American Public Policy (course syllabus)
PLSC 316 Political Power in American Cities
PLSC 395 Internship

  • Meyer, Jack A., Nancy Bagby and Marilyn E. Klotz, 1996. "Welfare-To-Work in Indianapolis: A preliminary Evaluation." Economic and Social Research Institute, October.

  • Pirog, Maureen A., Marilyn E. Klotz and Katharine V. Byers, 1998. "Interstate Comparisons of Child Support Awards Using State Guidelines," Family Relations, Vol. 47, No. 3.

  • Sugioka, H., Bahamonde, C., Brackman, R., Hadley, K., and Klotz, M., 1999. "Final Report: 1998 Needs Analysis of Four Community Agencies serving the Poor in Bloomington, Indiana." Small City Conference Proceedings, 13, 3-12.

  • Klotz, Marilyn E., 2003, "Local Government and Community Social Service Providers as the Social Safety Net in Six Case Studies in a Midwestern State" in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in State and Local Government, eds. Michael Harris and Rhonda Kinney, Lexington Books, (Lexington Press, 2003).

 Professional Awards and Activities 
  • Dean Johnson Student Research Grant Project Supervisor (Spring 2007)

  • Urban Affairs Association (Spring 2006)
    "Poor Relief Generosity in Indiana Townships"

  • National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (Summer 2003)
    "Variations in Medicaid Cost-Containment Strategies Among New York State Counties" Marilyn E. Klotz, Glenn Gravino, Anne Wilder, and James Fatula.

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (Winter 2001)
    "How Welfare Families and Community Social Service Providers View Local Government Poor Relief Providers in Indiana" Marilyn E. Klotz

  • American Political Science Association (Fall 2001)
    "Local Poor Relief Caseload and Spending Trends in Indiana, 1995-1998" Marilyn E. Klotz

  • Midwest Political Science Association (Spring 2001)
    Professionalization of Local Government Poor Relief Providers" Marilyn E. Klotz

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (Fall 2000)
    "Local Government Response to Welfare Reform", Katharine V. Byers, Maureen A. Pirog, Marilyn E. Klotz and Paul B. Kirby

  • PhD Indiana University Bloomington, Public Policy and Political Science
  • BA Swarthmore College, Political Science
 Favorite Non-Research Links

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New York Times