Ada W. Finifter
|Born||June 6, 1938|
|Died||October 29, 2011(aged 73)|
|Doctoral advisor||J. Austin Ranney|
Education and academic positionsEdit
Finifter then joined the political science faculty at Andrés Bello Catholic University as a member of the Peace Corps, working there for one year before returning to the United States and beginning a political science PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. There she studied with J. Austin Ranney, obtaining her PhD in 1967. Finifter was hired as a political science professor at Michigan State University, becoming an Associate Professor in 1972 and a Professor in 1981. In 1978, Finifter was a visiting scholar at the Australian National University.
Finifter wrote several books, one of the most notable being Alienation and the Social System (1972). She also wrote an early text on personal computer use, Using the IBM Personal Computer: EasyWriter (1984). She edited several books as well, including The State of the Discipline (1983).
- Abramson, Paul R. (2011). "Ada Finifter". Michigan State University. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- Directory of American Scholars. Gale. 2002.
- Glanz, David (November 1973). "Reviewed Work: Alienation and the Social System. by Ada Finifter". Contemporary Sociology. 2 (6): 615–616. doi:10.2307/2062459.
- Farr, James (1988). "Reviewed Works: Political Science: The State of the Discipline by Ada Finifter; Political Science: The Science of Politics by Herbert Weisberg". Polity. 20 (4): 727–733. doi:10.2307/3234905.
- "Past MPSA Officers". Midwest Political Science Association. 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- "Ada Finifter to be APSR Editor". American Political Science Review. 27 (4): 748. December 1994. doi:10.1017/S1049096500042049.
- Finifter, Ada (December 2000). "Editor's Report". American Political Science Review. 33 (4): 921–928. doi:10.1017/S1049096500062417.