Ted Rueter earned a master's degree from the University
of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, both in political science. He has taught
at Middlebury College,
Tulane, DePauw, and Beloit. At UCLA,
he taught courses on public
opinion and voting behavior, political
government, and political
Ted has worked for the mayor of Madison, for a United States Congressman, for the Wisconsin and Minnesota state legislatures, and for several candidates for political office.
He currently teaches political science online for Arizona State University,
Troy University, and UMUC. He is also director of Noise Free America, a national citizens' group
opposed to noise pollution.
His last name is pronounced "rooter."
Ted is the author or editor of 12 books:
Carter vs. Ford: The Counterfeit Debates of 1976 (with Lloyd Bitzer) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980).
Teaching Assistant Strategies: An Introduction to College Teaching (with R.R. Allen) (Kendall-Hunt, 1990).
The United States in the World Political Economy (McGraw-Hill, 1993).
The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Professionalization of Politics (University Press of America, 1994).
The Politics of Race: African Americans and the Political System (M.E.
The Rush Limbaugh Quiz Book (Andrews McMeel, 1995).
The Newt Gingrich Quiz Book (Andrews McMeel, 1995).
The 267 Stupidest Things Republicans Ever Said/The 267 Stupidest Things Democrats Ever Said (Crown Publishing, 2000).
449 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said (Andrews McMeel, 2004).
449 Stupid Things Democrats Have Said (Andrews McMeel, 2004).
185 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said (Andrews McMeel, 2008).
185 Stupid Things Democrats Have Said (Andrews McMeel, 2008).