Political Science

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Students at Stockton in front of the Constitution

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Model UN student group

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Studenst at the United Nations

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Students on a Model UN trip

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Students in Washington at the National Monument

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Students with Congressman Frank LoBiondo

Welcome to Political Science (POLS)!

Political Science students have opportunities to learn from top experts and practioners in their fields, reflecting our commitment to delivering the highest-level of education at our public university. In addition to a challenging degree program, we emphasize experiential learning and other high-impact practices, providing our students with numerous opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

Our students typically add an interdisciplinary or other Minor, complete internships for credit locally or in Washington D.C. where they can live and work for an entire semester, travel abroad for 1-2 weeks as part of Stockton courses they take on campus, travel abroad for an entire semester, work with the U.S. State Department through our Diplomacy Lab program, develop and implement community-based and other research projects funded by the Board of Trustees Fellowships for Distinguished Students, complete a capstone research project in our Senior Seminar, become leaders in student clubs, earn honors distinctions, and more!


About the Program

The Political Science (POLS) program offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with concentrations in Pre-Law, Social Science Education, International Affairs, or General Political Science. We also offer a Political Science Minor that is open to all undergraduate students.

Political Science is an in-person degree program and we offer approximately 3-5/online courses each year to supplement your face-to-face courses. Independent studies are encouraged for students who wish to pursue particular topics, themes or problems in greater depth than would normally be available through general course offerings.

Our students work directly with a preceptor (i.e., faculty advisor) to define a series of courses for their degree program that reflects their special academic interests and enhance their career preparation.

 

Program Chair:

Tina ZappileTina Zappile, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
609-626-3816
F123
tina.zappile@stockton.edu

 

 

The Political Science department at Stockton was incredibly helpful in shaping my goals, dreams, and skills. There was a wide variety of classes offered that both sparked my interest and allowed so much personal growth as well as facilitating independent thinking. I was lucky to have amazing professors who guided me on my pursuit of law school and who have continued to provide mentorship over the years.
Magdalena Kernan, Esq.
Stockton Political Science Major '16

Stockton’s extensive alumni network of law students and lawyers provides invaluable contacts in the professional world that help enormously in law school and after graduation.

Jessica Miller Pyryt, Esq.
Stockton ’06, Rutgers Law ‘09

Stockton’s Political Science pre-law courses immerse students in an environment indistinguishable from that encountered in law school. In doing so, graduates enter law school with a sense of confidence and determination.

Jacqueline Liguori D’Alessandro, Esq.
Stockton ’11, Villanova Law ‘14

Stockton’s Political Science pre-law courses immerse students in an environment indistinguishable from that encountered in law school. In doing so, graduates enter law school with a sense of confidence and determination.

Sean Havern, Esq
Stockton ’14, Rutgers Law ‘17

Professor Wharton’s assistance in crafting personal statements, preparing for the LSAT and providing overall support for students applying to law school is invaluable.

Dominic Giova, Esq.
Stockton ’13, Rutgers Law ‘16

 

B.A. Curriculum

Political Science is the study of politics, which is the process of decision-making that shapes how we govern our societies. It is focused on the analysis of power, relationships, and decision-making patterns that shape and determine the outcomes of vital social, economic and policy issues. Therefore, much of political science involves the study of government (the arena in which public issues are raised and resolved), the study of human behavior (as a social science, politics is done by people), the study of public policy (the outcome of many decisions in government), and the study of institutions (the places or venues through which governance occurs). Our strength is in the theoretical and empirical study of American government and politics. We also offers a broad selection of courses in political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. Moreover, there are opportunities to investigate the politics of specific geographical areas and of specific topics. 

Political Science degree programs are flexible

To receive a B.A. degree in Political Science, a student is required to complete a minimum of 40 credits (10 courses) in Political Science and 24 credits (six courses) in Cognate areas, which include additional political science courses, historical studies, criminal justice, economics, anthropology, psychology, social work, sociology, gerontology, public law, or philosophy (only PHIL1203 and PHIL1204). Political Science majors are also encouraged to consider adding a Minor and/or Certificate to complement their degree.

General Political Science

POLS 1100 Introduction to Politics

American Politics

POLS 2100 Introduction to American Politics*

POLS 2211 Law and Legislative Process

POLS 2222 President and Congress

POLS 3260 Interest Group Politics

POLS 3610 Voting in America

POLS 3616 Political Parties

POLS 3625 Campaigns and Elections

Public Administration and Policy

POLS 2190 Introduction to Public Policy

POLS 2209 State and Local Government

POLS 2245 Race and Politics

POLS 3345 Politics of Immigration

POLS 3265 Governing New Jersey

Political Behavior and Analysis

POLS 3150 Political Methodology*

POLS 3235 American Political Behavior and Representation 

Political Theory

POLS 1150 Power, Justice, and Freedom

POLS 2140 Introduction to Political Theory

POLS 3641 Modern Political Theory

POLS 3644 Classical Political Theory

POLS 3648 Topics in Political Theory

POLS 3655 Dissent in America

POLS 3675 American Political Thought

*Required courses

International Relations and Comparative Politics

POLS/HIST 2146 Indian Ocean History

POLS 2160 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 2170 Introduction to International Politics

POLS 2274 U.S. Foreign Policy

POLS 2360 Comparative Politics of Human Rights

POLS 3313 International Order

POLS 3628 Contentious Politics in Comparative Perspective

POLS 3658 Politics in Film and Literature

POLS 3660 Comparative Politics Seminar

POLS 3645 Politics of Transitional Societies

POLS 3662 International Political Economy

Law

POLS 2215 Law School Basics

POLS 3221 Constitutional Law

POLS 3225 Civil Liberties

POLS 3300/SUST 3300 Environmental Policy and Law

POLS 3621 Advanced Constitutional Litigation

POLS 3612 Gender and the Law and the Law

POLS 3652 Gender and Political Action

POLS 4695 Senior Seminar: The Supreme Court*

Internships

POLS 3900 Political Science State/Local Internship

WASH 3620 Washington Seminar

WASH 3940 Washington Internship

Senior Capstone*

POLS 4695 Senior Seminar

POLS 4695 Senior Seminar: The Supreme Court

 

How can I graduate in 4 years? Click below to see our degree maps:

 

What courses do you need to graduate? 

  1. POLS 2100 Introduction to American Politics: This class must be taken before students earn 76 credits.

  2. POLS 3150 Political Methodology: This class must be taken before students earn 95 credits. POLS students must earn a passing grade with the exception of students in the Social Science Education (K-12) concentration whom must earn a C to meet current state requirements. 

  3. POLS 4695 Senior Seminar: POLS 3150 Political Methodology is a prerequisite for this course. Students must have completed POLS 3150 Political Methodology with a passing grade or, alternatively, must be enrolled in POLS 3150 Political Methodology at the time of registration for Senior Seminar and must subsequently complete it with a passing grade. Please note: POLS students in the Social Science Education (K-12) Concentration are required to earn a C or higher for this class to meet state requirements. Students who wish to take Senior Seminar prior to their last semester in residence at Stockton may request permission from the Political Science program to do so provided they will have completed a minimum of seven Political Science courses (including POLS 3150 Political Methodology and POLS 2100 Introduction to American Politics) before the start of Senior Seminar. Requests must be submitted in writing to the program coordinator prior to registering for Senior Seminar.

Note: The University Bulletin includes a summary of our degree requirements; the requirements for your degree depend on your date of matriculation. You may also search for "Political Science" in the current University bulletin for complete details. 

 

What about required courses for concentrations?

Photo of world passportsThe International Affairs concentration is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in international affairs, broadly defined. Courses in this concentration provide instruction in fields of comparative politics, international relations, global governance, and foreign policy with an emphasis on economics, security, human rights, transitional societies, and diplomacy. Students are encouraged to focus on a skill such as language(s) or GIS and other types of data analysis.

Students seeking this concentration are strongly recommended to enhance their coursework with study abroad, short-term study tours, and student clubs such as Model UN or those focusing on specific regions or issue areas of global concern. Political Science also makes available opportunities to attend panels, workshops, and networking events in the New York, Washington, DC, and local area.

Requirements To obtain the International Affairs concentration, students must take a total of 6 courses or 24 credits. Students seeking certification in the International Affairs concentration must also follow the designated advising curriculum in Blackboard for this concentration and are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with Dr. Tina Zappile and their preceptor.

Required Courses

POLS 2160 Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 2170 Introduction to International Relations

Core Courses (select 3 or 4)

HIST/POLS 2146 Indian Ocean History

POLS 2140 Introduction to Political Theory

POLS 2274 US Foreign Policy

POLS 2360 Comparative Politics of Human Rights

POLS 3221 Constitutional Law

POLS 3313 The International Order

POLS 3345 Politics of Immigration

POLS 3645 Politics of Transitional Societies

POLS 3662 International Political Economy

POLS 3800 or 4800 Independent Study (with permission)

Optional Courses (select up to 1): See the updated Bulletin or use the “what if “ analysis in your DegreeWorks to the full range of optional courses. Note: We will additionally consider many courses strongly related to International Affairs for this requirement, for example LANG courses, GIS courses, and more.

Please contact Dr. Zappile at tina.zappile@stockton.edu or Professor Balasco at lauren.balasco@stockton.edu for more information.

A degree in Political Science can provide excellent preparation for a career in teaching. This concentration helps prepare students for this career, with a particular focus on social studies education. Students seeking teacher certification must meet both the requirements for graduation in Political Science and the state requirements for teacher certification.

Since several of the state requirements can be met by the same courses that are required for the Political Science major, it is highly recommended that students meet regularly with their program preceptor as well as their Education preceptor to maximize strategic course selection. Political Science faculty are familiar with the content knowledge requirements of the Praxis teacher licensure and certification exam, and much of the skills and knowledge requirements of this exam are incorporated into the Political Science curriculum.

Students interested in pursuing teaching certification should also regularly consult their assigned Education preceptor, the School of Education staff and/or the Bulletin site for the most up-to-date curriculum information to meet program and state requirements. This includes important information on entrance requirements that must be met before professional education courses can be taken including a state-mandated entrance exam (Praxis Core or equivalent). Failure to meet these requirements can mean a delay in study. Concentration requirements can change frequently, as state requirements for teacher certification and the related requirements of the School of Education are revised.

REQUIREMENTS

The NJ Department of Education requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be certified. Current state requirements for social studies teacher certification require a minimum of 30 credits of study in the area of social studies, including 12 credits at the 3000/4000 level and 15 HIST credits (at least 1 American and 1 World History course).

All grades for courses counting towards certification must be a C or better. This includes POLS 3150 Political Methodology. 

This concentration defines a designated set of options in Political Science and other courses that can help students meet both sets of requirements. Students must also take specific Education courses set forth in the School of Education’s Curriculum Worksheet: POLS-Educ Concentration

In addition to required Education courses, students pursuing this concentration are strongly encouraged to consider the following core courses to satisfy these requirements:

Political Science*

  • POLS 1100 Introduction to Politics

  • POLS 2100 Introduction to American Politics

  • POLS 2140 Introduction to Political Theory

  • POLS 2190 Introduction to Public Policy

  • POLS 2222 President and Congress

  • POLS 2245 Race and Politics

  • POLS 2335 Civics: Citizen Education

  • POLS 3221 Constitutional Law

  • POLS 3222 Civil Liberties

  • POLS 3345 Politics of Immigration

  • POLS 3612 Women and the Law

  • POLS 3625 Campaigns and Elections

  • POLS 3641 Modern Political Theory

*A minimum of 12 credits at the 3000/4000 level needed to meet teacher certification requirements.

Economics

  • ECON 1200 Introduction to Macroeconomics

  • ECON 3636 Political Economy

  • POLS 3662 International Political Economy

  • Or alternate course with approval of preceptor

U.S. History*

  • HIST 1152 Introduction to U.S. History to 1865

  • HIST 1153 Introduction to U.S. History Since 1865

  • HIST 2152 North American History to 1789

  • HIST 2153 U.S. History 1789-1865

  • HIST 2162 U.S. History 1865-1920

  • HIST 2163 U.S. History Since 1920

  • HIST 2331 African-American History Since 1865

*A minimum of one course required for certification with a C or better.

World History*

  • Early Western or European History

  • HIST 1310 History of Early Christianity

  • HIST 2116 Ancient Mediterranean History

  • HIST 2120 Europe: 1400 to 1815

  • HIST 2121 Europe: 1815 to the Present

*A minimum of one course required for certification with a C or better

Modern Western or European History

  • HIST 2117 Modern Germany

  • HIST 2118 Europe in the Twentieth Century

  • HIST 2122 Modern Britain: 1688 to Present

  • HIST 2135 Modern Russian and Soviet History

African, Asian, or Latin American History*

  • HIST 1160 Latin American History Political Development

  • HIST 1161 Latin American Social History

  • HIST 1170 Asian History

  • HIST 2106 Modern Middle East History

  • HIST 2128 Atlantic History

  • HIST 2140 History of India

  • HIST 2146 Indian Ocean History

*A minimum of one required for certification

Geography

  • POLS 2160 Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • ENVL 2100 Physical Geography

  • GIS 3625 Global Geography

  • Or alternate course with approval of preceptor

Psychology*

  • EDUC 2231 Development of the Learner or

  • PSYC 3391 Educational Psychology AND PSYC 3322/3323

*Required cognate for EDUC concentration students only.

Students interested should meet with Professor Claire Abernathy to work out a coherent program tailored to their needs and interests: claire.abernathy@stockton.edu


All Political Science majors can join our Honors Society!

Stockton’s chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society (Alpha Zeta Rho) is open to students who have completed five POLS courses (3 introductory and 2 upper-division) and have a minimum B average in their POLS courses. Membership in the chapter includes the option of commencement regalia (honor cord/medallion), scholarships for Washington Internships, competitions for chapter activity grants and student papers, participation in the honor society’s national student conference, consideration for higher entry-level positions in federal employment than nonmember applicants, the Pi Sigma Alpha Newsletter, and the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Please contact the chapter adviser, Dr. Lauren Balasco, for additional information: lauren.balasco@stockton.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha logo

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, POLS graduates should be able to:

  1. Conduct Political Analysis. This is defined as the ability to apply qualitative and/or quantitative methods to critically analyze a social or political question related to any field of political or social science that may include (1) political theory, (2) legal/Constitutional issues, (3) American or comparative political institutions, (4) American or comparative political processes, (5) international relations, or (5) American or comparative political behavior.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking through logical argument. We define critical thinking as the ability to (1) Clearly and comprehensively explain issue(s)/argument to be examined, (2) Clearly present an argument or thesis to be defended, (3) Clearly present evidence in support of argument/thesis, (4) Thoroughly analyze own and others’ assumptions and carefully evaluates the relevance of contexts when presenting position, and (5) Draw conclusions that are logical and reflect an informed evaluation of the evidence presented.
  3. Communicate effectively through writing. This is defined as demonstrating political knowledge, analysis, and critical thinking skills through writing. We teach elements of writing that we value in several courses, with all of our students completing at least two (2) major research projects with article-length papers.

Minor in Political Science

The POLS Minor is designed to be flexible for students who desire a background in government and politics.

It can be completed by taking a total of 5 courses in the following fields of study: American Politics, the Law, Public Policy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. The following are the requirements for the POLS Minor, for a total of 5 courses:

  1. Two courses at the introductory 1000-2000 level.

  2. Two upper-level courses at the 3000 level or above (no more than one 4-credit internship may be counted for the minor).

  3. One course at any level.

Students can add their own POLS minor through Go Stockton portal. Access your Student Services tab > Student Tools > Change of Major/Minor.

Students can contact the chair, Dr. Tina Zappile, to work out any issues or concerns about the minor to meet their needs and interests: tina.zappile@stockton.edu

Pre-Law

The Pre-Law concentration is designed for students who plan to attend law school and Stockton’s Political Science graduates have had extraordinary success in gaining admission to law school.

This success comes from students taking advantage of a rich array of legal studies courses that both help them get into law school and prepare them for success throughout their legal education. Courses in this concentration provide instruction in substantive areas of law and enhance students’ skills in analytical and critical thinking, legal reasoning, writing, and comprehending judicial opinions. The concentration is also valuable to students interested in paralegal careers. Students seeking certification in the pre-law concentration must consult with their program preceptor once each semester and obtain approval of selected courses. 

 

Requirements

To obtain the pre-law certification, students must take at least seven courses. Starting in Fall 2022, this includes two required courses and any combination of five POLS or Cognate courses listed below. Please note: students are still required to take 40 POLS credits (10 courses) to graduate; any of the pre-law Cognate courses will count towards the Cognate requirement of 24 credits (6 courses). 

Two Required Courses:

  • POLS 2215 Law School Basics
  • POLS 3225 Civil Liberties

Any Five Additional Courses from the Following Lists:

a) Recommended Pre-Law POLS Courses:

  • POLS 3221 Constitutional Law
  • POLS 3612 Gender and the Law
  • POLS 3652 Gender and Political Action
  • POLS 4695 Senior Seminar: The Supreme Court
  • POLS 2190 Introduction to Public Policy
  • POLS 2245 Race and Politics
  • POLS 2360 Comparative Politics of Human Rights
  • POLS 3300/SUST 3300 Environmental Policy and Law
  • POLS 3313 The International Order
  • POLS 3612 Women and the Law
  • POLS 3652 Gender and Political Action
  • POLS 3900 Political Science State/Local Internship*
  • POLS 4800 Independent Study (only those in the Law or the Judiciary)*
  • WASH 3620 or 3940 Washington Internship*

b) Recommended Pre-Law Cognate Courses:

  • GIS 3646 Constitutional Law: Stories & History
  • PHIL 1204 Symbolic Logic
  • PLAW 2120 Business Law I
  • PLAW 3110 The Legal, Social and Ethical Environment of Business
  • PLAW 3630 Health Law and Policy
  • POLS 3300/SUST 3300 Environmental Policy and Law

*Internships & Independent Studies: With preceptor approval, state/local internships or Washington internships that provide direct experience in law or the judiciary may satisfy one of the required courses for the pre-law concentration. Additionally, law-specific Independent Study courses can count towards pre-law with preceptor approval.

 

 

University Pre-Law Advisor:

Linda WhartonLinda J. Wharton, J.D.
Professor of Political Science
Linda.Wharton@stockton.edu

 

 

 

 

Alan F. Arcuri Pre-Law Fund Award

Alan. F. Arcuri Pre-Law Fund Award The Stockton University Foundation will solicit applicants applicants for its Alan F. Arcuri Pre-Law Fund Award annually. This fund, in memory of Alan F. Arcuri, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, who passed away on November 20, 2017, will support Stockton students who are preparing for admission to law school by providing a stipend to pay for an LSAT preparation course. Professor Arcuri was instrumental in establishing Stockton’s Pre-Law program. As Stockton’s Pre-Law advisor, he mentored scores of students in their path to law school and a career in law. Professor Arcuri worked tirelessly with students to enhance their chances of obtaining admission to law school. This funding opportunity is open to all Stockton University undergraduates who are currently juniors (earned 64-95 credits) or seniors (earned 96+ credits). Preference will be given to juniors and seniors who major or minor in a program within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL).  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Stockton. If you have any questions, you can e-mail Linda J. Wharton, Professor of Political Science & Pre-Law Advisor at Linda.Wharton@stockton.edu

 

Experiential Learning

The Political Science program offers numerous opportunities to enrich classroom-based learning through experiences. All students are encouraged to take advantage of one or more of the following:

 

State & Local Internships

Political Science provides academic credit for internships and strongly recommends internships as an integral part of our students' curriculum. Internships provide practical knowledge of government and politics and the personal contacts that may result in employment after graduation. State and local internships are those with a local public prosecutor’s or defender’s office, a non-profit organization, an advocacy group, the local staff of a State Senator, Assemblyman or Assemblywoman; or any number of government agencies or politically active organizations.

Students interested in arranging a state or local internship, or who have already secured an internship and would like to receive POLS credits (POLS 3900 Local Internship), should go to the SOBL Academic Internship website for more information and to apply.

 

 

Washington D.C. Internships

The Washington Internship Program is an extraordinary opportunity to spend an entire academic term (Fall/Spring/Summer) in Washington, DC, working in a variety of settings and completing an entire semester’s worth of credit (16 credits). Participants in the program work in a variety of governmental, political, nonprofit, and private sector settings. Students interested in this program should contact Professor Michael Rodriguez at michael.rodriguez@stockton.edu as early as possible.


 

Undergraduate Research Experiences

Stockton provides our students many Student Research Funding Opportunities. The Stockton Board of Trustees Fellowships for Distinguished Students is open campus-wide to students working with 1-2 faculty on independent projects. 

Political Science students can publish their work in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, with an October 1st deadline for the fall and February 1st deadline for the spring. Please reach out to Professor Lauren Balasco for guidance: lauren.balasco@stockton.edu.

Additionally, each year the American Political Science Association (APSA) sponsors the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI). Stockton alum Maryam Sarhan ‘18 was accepted in 2016.

Our students can also work with our faculty on research projects through Summer Intensive Research Experiences (SIRE), where they can work in small groups for credit over the summer. Additionally, Independent Studies are available throughout the year for students to work on specific projects of interest. 

Students are also encouraged to present their work at conferences. The Northeast Political Science Association annual meeting accepts undergraduate presentations with a faculty sponsor. The deadline for the November conference is usually in June. The International Studies Association (ISA) is another opportunity and several regional ISA conferences accept proposals for undergraduate research. Current students are encouraged to reach out to their professors for more information about these and other opportunities!


 

Student Clubs and Organizations

Each semester, Student Development hosts a Get Involved Fair where students can learn more about these opportunities. For up to date information on student clubs and events, please visit Osprey Hub.

Stockton Democrats and Stockton Republicans have co-created campus debates for Presidential elections and more.

Amnesty International is a local chapter that works with the campus and community to increase awareness and take action on human rights.


 

Study Abroad 

Political Science students are encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad and/or participate in a Stockton faculty-led study tour where they can travel internationally for 1-3 weeks through a Stockton University course (typically a G course). The campus-wide Stockton Model UN International Travel Team also travels abroad each fall semester, and students from across the university are encouraged to apply.


 

Civic Engagement

The American Democracy Project at Stockton is a University-wide initiative that is connected with national projects co-sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and participating campuses. University faculty participating in these projects foster civic and political engagement of students through a variety of types of programming, including Constitution Day, field trips, speakers, and alumni presentations. As a result of its excellence in these programs and others, the University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as meeting the standards for being designated as a “Community Engaged Institution.” Please contact Professor Claire Abernathy for more information: claire.abernathy@stockton.edu.

Learn More Here

 

Polling station


 

William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy

The Hughes Center, housed in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences (SOBL), provides students with opportunities to be engaged in applied research and to participate in an annual cycle of events that bring speakers to campus. Political Science students have conducted research through Hughes Center internships and other opportunities. Students can also work in the Center's Stockton Polling Institute: "Stockton Polling Institute tracks public opinion through the use of a student-based interview team of over 120, thus providing students with a first-hand opportunity to learn about public opinion and policymaking". The Hughes Center sponsors a Legislator-in-Residence program that gives students the opportunity to interact with members of State government from both parties in the classroom. Students should contact the Hughes Center for Public Policy for more information. 

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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

 

 

Faculty News: Check out the SOBLime Times for updates on the work of our faculty!

 

Political Science Faculty

 

Claire E. Abernathy, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University) 

Claire E. Abernathy, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University) , Associate Professor of Political Science: American politics, legislative correspondence management practices. 

609-626-3524 | C005a
James Mac Avery, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

James Mac Avery, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), Professor of Political Science: American public opinion, political behavior, representation, race and ethnicity

609-626-6021 | G262
Lauren Marie Balasco, Ph.D. (University of Delaware)

Lauren Marie Balasco, Ph.D. (University of Delaware), Assistant Professor of Political Science: Comparative politics, rule of law, democratization, transitional justice, human rights, Latin American politics

609-652-4743 | F232
Maxwell G. Burkey, Ph.D. (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Maxwell G. Burkey, Ph.D. (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York), Adjunct Faculty: American Politics, Political Theory, African American Studies, Social Movements, International Relations

Michael S. Rodriguez, Ph.D. (Temple University)

Michael S. Rodriguez, Ph.D. (Temple University), Professor of Political Science: Washington Internship Program, race and politics, American government, public policy, religion and politics, immigration policy

609-652-4476 | H243
Lauren Rowlands, Ph.D. (Temple University)

Lauren Rowlands, Ph.D. (Temple University), Adjunct Faculty: Public Policy, State & Local Politics

Eileen Twiggs, J.D. (Yale Law School)

Eileen Twiggs, J.D. (Yale Law School), Adjunct Faculty: Pre-Law, Civil Liberties, Gender and the Law

Linda J. Wharton, J.D. (Rutgers School of Law, Camden)

Linda J. Wharton, J.D. (Rutgers School of Law, Camden), Professor of Political Science: constitutional law, civil liberties, women and the law, advanced constitutional litigation, public education and the law.

609-652-4716 | G256
Tina M. Zappile, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)

Tina M. Zappile, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), Program Chair & Associate Professor of Political Science: Model UN faculty advisor, international relations, international political economy (IPE), international law and organizations, economic development

609-626-3816 | F123

 

Associated Faculty

Patrick Hossay

Patrick Hossay, Ph.D. (Temple University) - Professor of Sustainability:  Environmental policy and law, sustainable development, alternative energy and design, sustainable technology.

 

Professors Emeriti

David L. Carr

David L. Carr, Ph.D. (State University of New York at Binghamton), Provost Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Political Science: comparative politics, political development, comparative public policy, research methods and statistics.

William T. Daly

William T. Daly, M.A. (Princeton University), Professor Emeritus of Political Science: international politics, political development, contemporary political ideologies.

Jacqueline Pope

Jacqueline Pope, Ph.D. (Columbia University), Professor Emerita of Political Science: public administration, public policy, metro politics, Africana studies.

G. William Sensiba

G. William Sensiba, Ph.D. (Yale University), Professor Emeritus of Political Science: methodology, political personality and behavior, political sociology, comparative politics.