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Department of Political Science


Robert Blanton


International Relations

Shannon L. Blanton

Professor, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs

International Relations, Methods

Nicole Detraz

Assistant Professor

International Relations, Environmental Politics

Eric Groenendyk

Assistant Professor

American Politics

Doug Imig


Public Policy, American Politics

Matthias Kaelberer

Professor, Chair of the Department of Political Science

Comparative Politics, International Relations

J. Harvey Lomax

Associate Professor

Political Theory

Dursun Peksen

Assistant Professor

International Relations, Comparative Politics, Methods

 Sharon A. Stanley

Associate Professor

Political Theory, Public Law


Michelle Bliss

Public Law, Political Theory

Lisa Huffstetler

American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations

Jeffrey Leedham

American Politics, Political Theory

W. David Madlock

American Politics, Political Theory

Leah Windsor

International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics


Paul Mego

American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics


Angela S. Kuykendoll


Recent faculty publications:


Blanton, Shannon. (2014) World Politics: Trend and Transformation. Cengage Learning. (with Charles W. Kegley)


Groenendyk, Eric. (2013) Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy. Oxford University Press.


Lomax, J. Harvey. (2013) Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life. Palgrave Macmillan. (with Thomas L. Pangle).


Peksen, Dursun. (forthcoming in 2014) "The Impact of Human Rights INGO Shaming on Humanitarian Intervention." Journal of Politics. (with Amanda Murdie)


Detraz, Nicole and Leah Windsor. (2013) "Evaluating Climate Migration: Population Movement, Insecurity and Gender." International Feminist Journal of Politics.


Stanley, Sharon. (2013) "Toward a Reconciliation of Integration and Racial Solidarity." Contemporary Political Theory.


Kaelberer, Matthias. (2013) "Trust in the Euro: The Single Currency as Social Construction of an Institutional Fact." In The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of the Coin. Giovanni Moro, ed. Bloomsbury. p. 53-66.

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