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Professor Kelly McMann Promoted to (Full) Professor Status

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

Professor Kelly McMann was promoted to (full) Professor status in July 2017.  Her achievements across her career to date – her books, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014) and Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006); her involvement in the international Varieties of Democracy project; her leadership as Director of CWRU’s International Studies Program; among many other professional achievements – have led to this well-deserved promotion.  …Read more.

Four New Political Science Courses this Fall Semester, Open to All Students

Date posted: August 18th, 2017

With two new faculty members this fall, the Department is able to offer new courses for our students.  Professor Girma Parris (PhD Johns Hopkins University) is offering POSC321 News Media and Politics and POSC389 Race, Immigration and American Political Development.   …Read more.

Two Political Science Alumni Honored as CAS Distinguished Alumni

Date posted: August 11th, 2017

The following announcement was written by the College of Arts and Sciences:
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. …Read more.

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin Awarded Excellence in Civics Education Award

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin, who has won the National Federal Bar Association’s inaugural Excellence in Civics Education Award!  Professor Entin, recently retired from CWRU’s School of Law, has long been a Secondary Faculty Member in the Department of Political Science, most recently serving as a member of Jessica Weil’s master’s thesis committee and supervising Nicholas Ericksen-Deriso’s senior capstone project, Bail, An Insider’s Perspective: Examining Judges’ Perceptions of the American Bail System.   …Read more.

New Faculty Join the Department of Political Science, Professor Paul Schroeder Reappointed

Date posted: July 18th, 2017

Girma Parris and YuJung (Julia) Lee join the Department of Political Science in the fall semester as Visiting AssistantProfessors. Professor Parris, PhD Johns Hopkins University, will offer courses in US politics, news media and politics,race and immigration politics, and American political development.  …Read more.

POSC Major Cameron Macaskill Featured in CAS Student Spotlight Series

Date posted: July 11th, 2017

POSC major Cameron Macaskill was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight series. In the interview, she discusses her experiences in research and study abroad, involvement at CWRU, as well as her future plans. …Read more.

May 15, 2017 Newsletter

Date posted: May 12th, 2017

Looking Ahead, Concluding the Academic Year.  As students finish their coursework and faculty complete their grading, we can look to future opportunities.  For students, the American Political Science Association has organized two online brochures: Exploring Careers in Political Science and Why Study Political Science? …Read more.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

The Department of Political Science is offering a range of courses in the Fall 2017 semester. For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, click here…Read more.

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