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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Dr. Farid Abdel-Nour
Email: [email protected]
Location: NH 110 | Phone: (619) 594-6244

Undergraduate Advisor

Heather Saunders-Harbaugh
Email: [email protected]
Schedule an appointment

Certificate in Public Law/Pre-law Advisor

Dr. Kimberley Fletcher
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 102

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elizabeth Luitje
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 126 | Phone: (619) 594-1095

Graduate Advisor

Dr. Kristen Maher
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 121

Certificate in Human Rights Advisor

Dr. Grace Cheng
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 129

Administrative Support Assistant

Amilkar Alonso
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 126 | Phone: (619) 594-6245

 

 

 

Abdel-NourFarid Abdel-Nour, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair
Office: NH 110 | Phone: (619) 594-6244
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Political Theory, Politics of the Middle East

AdamsBrian Adams, Ph.D.
Professor & Social Science Advisor 
Office: NH 122 | Phone: (619) 594-4289
Email: [email protected]

Interests: American Politics, Public Policy, State and Local Politics, Political Behavior, Intergovernmental Relations

AlexseevMikhail Alexseev, Ph.D.
Professor
Office: NH 127 | Phone: (619) 594-0190
Email: [email protected]

Interests: International Relations – Eastern Europe

CarruthersDavid Carruthers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Office: NH 117
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Latin America, Mexico, US/Mexico border, Chile, political ecology, environmental justice, indigenous movements, agriculture, sustainable development

ChaseMiranda Chase, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office:  NH-106
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Sustainability, climate change, environmental politics, Latin American politics, Amazonia, social movements, decolonial theories, intersectionality, political economy, and social network analysis

FletcherKimberley Fletcher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Certificate in Public Law/Pre-law Advisor 
Office: NH 102
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Public law and judicial politics; the Supreme Court; American Constitutionalism: Structures of American Government and Civil Liberties

GogginStephen Goggin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: NH 108
Email: [email protected]

Interests: American Politics, Political Behavior, Research Methods

Gonzalez O’BrienBenjamin Gonzalez O’Brien, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: NH 113
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Racial and ethnic politics, with a focus on U.S. immigration policy

GraubartJonathan Graubart, Ph.D.
Professor 
Office: NH 119
Email: [email protected]

Interests: International Relations, International Law, Human Rights

KuruAhmet T.  Kuru, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies
Office: NH 125
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Comparative Politics, Religion and Politics, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

MaherKristen Maher, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate Advisor, & Bruce E. Porteous Endowed Professor in Political Science
Office: NH 121
Email: [email protected]

Interests: U.S. border politics, international labor migration, public policy, comparative political cultures and identities

McCallMadhavi McCall, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Vice President, Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation
Office: MH-3310 | Phone: (619) 594-2132
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Public Law; Judicial politics with emphasis on evaluating influence of institutional structures on judicial behavior

O'BrienCheryl O'Brien, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: NH 107 | Phone: (619) 594-3166 
Email: [email protected] (Email preferred)

Interests: Comparative public policy, women and politics, policy and norms diffusion, human rights, human security, social and environmental justice

SaccarelliEmanuele Saccarelli, Ph.D.
Professor
Office: NH 120 | Phone: (619) 594-6773
Email: [email protected] (Email preferred)

Interests: Political Theory; Marxism; Democracy; Imperialism

SchreiberRonnee Schreiber, Ph.D.
Professor & Interim Dean, College of Arts & Letters
Office: AL 600 | Phone: (619) 594-5431
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Gender and Politics; American Political Institutions

TwistKim Twist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: NH 111
Email: [email protected]

Interests: European politics, far-right extremism, and research methods, including experiments

VaradajaranLatha Varadarajan, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, International Security and Conflict Resolution Program 
Office: NH 124 | Phone: (619) 594-3255
Email: [email protected]

Interests: International Relations Theory, South Asian Politics, American foreign policy, International Law, International Security

 

ChengGrace Cheng, Ph.D.
Office: SH 129
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Comparative Perspectives on Human Rights, Peace, and Security; Conflict and Post-Conflict Transitions

Dal PubelLuca Dal Pubel, M.A.
Office: NH 109 | Phone: (619) 972-0834
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Applied to Communication Technologies

DekaChayanika Deka, Ph.D.
Office: NH 119
Email: [email protected]

Interests: International Politics, Comparative Politics, Development and Security Issues in Africa

GastelumYvonne Gastelum, Ph.D.
Office: NH 128
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Political Theory

IngramJames W. Ingram III, Ph.D.
Office: NH 112
Email: [email protected]

Interests: American Politics

MercurioJohn E. Mercurio, M.A.
Office: NH 116
Email: [email protected]

Interests: American Politics, Native American Government

MurrenJames Murren, M.E.S.
Office: NH 123
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Environmental Policy, International Development, Food Politics

SamstadJames Samstad, Ph.D.
Office: NH 105
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics

SchneiderMatthew Schneider, Ph.D.
Office: NH 119
Email: [email protected]

Interests: Globalization, International Political Economy, Development, Policy, and Systems.

 

Lyndelle D. Fairlie
Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Indiana University

Ivo Feierabend
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Yale University

G. Allen Greb
Lecturer Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Lei Guang
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dipak Gupta
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Edward V. Heck
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., John Hopkins University

John A. Hobbs
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Princeton University

C. Richard Hofstetter
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana University

Carole Kennedy
Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Robert K. Keiser
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Ronald F. King
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Chicago 

Harlan J. Lewin
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

D. Richard Little
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Brian E. Loveman
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Indiana University

William A. Schultze
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Rutgers University

John W. Soule
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Paul Strand
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Ohio State University