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​Political Science is the study of the organization and behavior of people, groups, and institutions which make up our government and the larger political system. The program is designed to introduce students to questions, perspectives, and arguments about the political forces that shape their lives. As such, the program has value for Liberal Studies students as well as for those who may choose the discipline as a major field of study. Students find the substance and the methods of the discipline useful in the legal, business, civic, communications, governmental, and academic professions, as well as any endeavors that draw them into public service.

Faculty

Clement Adibe, PhD
Professor
Queen’s University, Canada

Molly Andolina, PhD
Associate Professor
Georgetown University

Kathleen Arnold, PhD
Senior Professional Lecturer 
The University of California at Los Angeles

David Barnum, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Stanford University

James Block, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Chicago

Michael L. Budde, PhD
Professor
Northwestern University

Giuseppe Cumella, PhD
Professional Lecturer
Northwestern University

William E. Denton, PhD
Professional Lecturer
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ben C. Epstein, PhD
Associate Professor
City University of New York Graduate Center

Richard P. Farkas, PhD
Professor
University of South Carolina

Scott Hibbard, PhD
Associate Professor and Department Chair
The Johns Hopkins University

Kathryn Ibata-Arens, PhD
Professor
Northwestern University

Valerie C. Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park

Joseph F. Mello, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Christina Rivers, PhD
Associate Professor
Cornell University

Rose Spalding, PhD
Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Phillip Stalley, PhD
Associate Professor
George Washington University

Wayne P. Steger, PhD
Professor
University of Iowa

Joe R. Tafoya, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin 

Erik R. Tillman, PhD
Associate Professor
Emory University

David L. Williams, PhD
Professor
University of Texas at Austin