Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science
Nicole Bartels is a Massachusetts native who earned her BA at Union College in Schenectady, NY in 2003. The following year she received her MA in Political Science from Ohio State University. While at OSU she studied American politics with a concentration on race, gender and ethnicity and the legislative branch. Upon completion of her MA, she went to work for a member of Congress for over two years, where she served as a legislative assistant and worked on military affairs, health care, the United States Postal Service and education legislation. She also learned the intricacies of the role call voting process, serving as a floor monitor for her office. After leaving Congress, she worked for the non-profit, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, as a legislative liaison for six months before returning to school to pursue her MAT in Social Studies education at Stony Brook University in Long Island. While on Long Island, she taught Introduction to American Government, Congress and the Presidency as an adjunct instructor in the Political Science Department at Stony Brook University for three years, until relocating to Washington D.C. For six years she served as an adjunct instructor at the United States Naval Academy, where she taught Introduction to American Government and the Legislative Process. In 2018 she joined the faculty at George Washington University as a visiting professor and then in 2020, she left the Naval Academy to be at GWU full time as a teaching assistant professor. She teaches Introduction to American Government, Women & Politics, the American Presidency and Campaigns & Elections.