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Political Science Faculty

Michael Towle, Ph.D., Chair

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

Amanda Beal

Amanda L. Beal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

B.A, Indiana University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri
Areas of Interest:
Comparative Welfare States; Nongovernmental Organizations, Latin America and the Caribbean;  Democracy and Development; Social Science Research Methods


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.

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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