Dr. Booker T. Ingram


Charles A Dana Professor of Political Science, and chair of the political science department

Joined PC in 1987

Professional interests
Democratic theories, institutions and practices, political ideologies, American political development, theories of development, political movements, and American politics.

Courses taught
American Politics, African Americans and the Political System, Classical Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought, the American Presidency, and Politics and the Media.

Reading non-fiction; following the San Francisco Giants (a lifetime fan of the Giants and the great Willie Mays); listening to jazz and blues music (some favorites include: Les McCann, Houston Person, Coleman Hawkins, Etta James, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal); and traveling (visited Guyana, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, and England).

A favorite quote
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you would like to contact Dr. Ingram, he can be reached at 864-833-8447 or btingram@presby.edu.