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Political Science Faculty


Michael Towle, Ph.D., Chair
Professor

B.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Interest:
American National Politics; The Presidency; Elections; Public Opinion

Amanda L. Beal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.A, Indiana University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri
Areas of Interest:
Welfare States; Social Movements; Latin American Politics; European Government; Democracy and Development

Paul Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel, Ph.D.
Professor
Director of the Institute for Leadership

B.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston University; M.T.S., Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Ph.D., Georgetown University
Areas of Interest:
Comparative Politics; European Politics; Portuguese Politics and Society; Democratization; Religion and Politics (Catholic Church in World Affairs)

Maureen Rand Oakley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

B.A., Hope College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Kent State University
Areas of Interest:
Public Policy; Gender and Politics; Comparative State Policy

J. Kristen Urban, Ph.D.
Professor

B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Areas of Interest:
Conflict and Resolution; Middle East Politics; Religion and Globalization; Human Rights

 
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