Chair Candice Nelson
Graduate Academic Advising Robert Briggs
Undergraduate Academic Advising Nathan Williamson (Director of Undergraduate Advising), Monica Barrera, Jamie Jeune, Tyler Poling
Graduate Program Director Elizabeth Suhay
Data Science MS Co-Director Jeff Gill
Political Communication MA Co-Director Candice Nelson
Undergraduate Program Director Jeremy Janow
Professor Emeritus J. Fishel, J.J. Hanus, M. Meadows, M.P. Walker
Distinguished Professor J. Gill, J.A. Thurber
Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science K. O’Connor
Professor D. Barker, T.A. Eisenstadt, E. Hershberg, G. Ivers, J. Leighley, W.M. LeoGrande, D. Lublin, C.J. Nelson
Associate Professor Emeritus/a C.A. DeGregorio, R.A. Lane
Associate Professor A. LeBas, A. Levine, J. Lu, T. Merrill, R.T. Moore, S. Newman, D. Singerman, E. Suhay, P.L. Sykes, S. Taylor
Assistant Professor A. Ballard, K. Cowell-Meyers, C. Edelson, G.B. Flanagan, A. Flores, S. Glover, E. Sherman
Professorial Lecturer K. Bachiyska, S.L. Houser, J. Janow, J. Quirk, L. Schwartz
Executive in Residence R. Elving, B. Fischer Martin
Distinguished Scholar in Residence P. Manuel
Postdoctoral Scholar for Academic Diversity T. Williams
Instructor C. Giddins Pergram
The Department of Government makes use of the opportunities available from its location in the nation’s capital for the teaching and study of political science and public affairs.
The department’s undergraduate program focuses on government and public affairs as an aspect of a broad liberal arts education. It prepares the student for an enlightened role in national, community, and world affairs. This program can lead to a career in public affairs or any private or not-for-profit area that deals with the growing interrelationship between the public and private sectors. It also provides a solid and comprehensive foundation for the student who plans to pursue further education before entering a career in politics or public affairs, governmental administration, law, teaching, or research.
The graduate program is designed to prepare students for academic or professional careers in public affairs or policy analysis. The Political Science (MA) and Political Science (PhD) programs are flexible in order to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population.
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