Welcome to the Department of Political Science at
As an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science can provide you with the intellectual tools necessary to understand various topics
within the political arena, preparing you for a career in business, government, law,
or a variety of other jobs that require an understanding of the political world.
The University of Memphis.
For those already with an undergraduate degree, our M.A. program offers a more-advanced educational experience, providing students with the skills
to be either professional political scientists or to seek career paths that place
a premium on research skills.
Our website contains information about our programs, our faculty, our alumni, and some of the opportunities offered by a specialization in Political
Science. If you need more information, or want to schedule an appointment to meet
with someone about beginning studies in political science, please feel free to contact
us by e-mail or by phone at 901.678.2395.
It is with great sadness that we announce that our colleague Lisa Huffstetler passed
away on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was forty-eight years old. Ms. Huffstetler
served for over ten years as an Instructor in the Political Science department, and
in the Regents Online Degree Program teaching classes on American Government, International
Relations, and Comparative Politics. In particular, she served as the Department Coordinator
for the Legislative Internship Program and the Administrative Internship Program.
She also co-developed a Study Abroad course on State Formation and National Identity
in Europe that took students to London and Berlin in 2012 and 2013. Her work was a
masterful combination of classroom teaching and personal development that prepared
her students for future careers in public service, law, business, and other professional
fields. Her contributions to this University as an Instructor and as a mentor will
live on in the success of her former students.
- March 7 (Clement Hall 409, 12:45pm) - Brown Bag Presentation: "Is Foreign Direct Investment
'Gender Blind'? Women's Rights as a Determinant of FDI." (Dr. Rob Blanton)
- April 4 (Clement Hall 409, 12:45pm) - Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop:
Conference Presentations/ CVs and Resumes (Dr. Nicole Detraz)
- April 11 - Undergraduate Research Conference (Dr. Leah Windsor)
Mayor AC Wharton with Dr. Matthias Kaelberer and Dr. Rob Blanton (April 2013)