Faculty, Staff, Students

The Department of Political Science is comprised of over 50 faculty, 90 graduate students, and 600 undergraduate majors.

The interests and expertise represented in the department is diverse. Concentrations of faculty study and teaching include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy, and Methodology.

Our substantive interests span the entire breadth of political science scholarship: American political development, congressional decision making, judicial politics, political behavior and electoral systems, democratization, political economy, state and society relations, international organizations, security studies, and political theory.

The methodological approaches taken by our faculty also run the gamut from quantitative data analysis to qualitative case studies to normative political theory.

Spotlight

Faculty Debate Health Care Policy

Bob Stoker and Robert Betz are shown participating in a health care policy debate, which was hosted by the Student Association and co-sponsored by College Republicans and College Democrats. The debate, which also involved questions from students, was held to demonstrate a spirited, civil exchange of ideas.

Professor Sarah Binder elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced that it has elected Sarah Binder as one of 197 new members of its honorary society.