Faculty & Staff

Andrew BloeserB.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Zachary Callen, B.A., MS., Illinois State University, M.S., Ph.D., The University of Chicago

Brian Harward, B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Nathan Henceroth, B.A., Centre College; M.A. Charles University (Prague); Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  European Politics, European Union, Populism.

Sarah Holt, Quigley Hall Coordinator, B.S., Penn State University

Shanna Kirschner, (chair), B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. Middle East Politics; ethnic conflict; Civil War; International Institutions.

Shannan MattiaceB.A., Central College; Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin). Race and ethnicity in Latin America; nationalism; transnational social movements; pan-Indian political culture; immigration; political anthropology.

Robert Seddig, Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Bruce Smith, B.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University. Political theory; politics and literature; American political thought.

Howard Tamashiro, B.A., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., Ohio State University. U.S. foreign policy; defense studies; the U.S. intelligence community.

Sharon Wesoky, B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Chinese politics; transnationalism; gender politics and society.

Tarah Williams, B.A., Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. American politics, political psychology, public opinion, gender, race, voting behavior, resarch design, experimental research, public policy.


Selected Faculty Publications/Achievements

  • Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building published by  the University Press of Kansas.
  • The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice, published by M.I.T. Press.
  • Politics and Remembrance, published by Princeton University Press.
  • Understanding Attitudes about War: Modeling Moral Judgments, published by University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization, published by Routledge.
  • Confronting Consumption, published by MIT Press.
  • “Origins of Supreme Court Leadership,” published in the Journal of Supreme Court History.
  • New Party Politics, published by Wadsworth.
  • To See With Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico, published by University of New Mexico Press.