Chairperson: Janie Steckenrider
Professors: Jodi Finkel, Richard Fox, Michael A. Genovese, Evan Gerstmann, Fernando J. Guerra, John M. Parrish
Associate Professors: Lance H. Blakesley, Feryal Cherif, Andrew Dilts, Gene Park, Jennifer Ramos, Janie S. Steckenrider
Assistant Professor: Claudia Sandoval
The Department challenges and encourages students to:
- Be perceptive observers of political life in all its variety and richness;
- Seek a systematic understanding of the causes and consequences of political institutions, policies, and behavior;
- Develop a moral and ethical perspective that allows them to critically evaluate actions, institutions, and policies; and
- Prepare themselves for a life of active citizenship and involvement in creating a more just and humane world.
The Department challenges and encourages its faculty to:
- Master the art of teaching;
- Contribute to their profession as active scholars and researchers; and
- Promote an atmosphere of care and concern for each student inside and outside the classroom.
Both faculty and students share a responsibility for creating a lively and diverse community of scholars marked by civility, mutual respect, and support.
The Department offers degree programs in two fields of study: International Relations and Political Science.