Political Science

News and events

Events

  • Judge Raymond L. Pianka is Judge of the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, serving since 1996. His talk "It Isn't Over in the Neighborhoods:  Addressing Ongoing Effects of Predatory Lending and the Foreclosure Crisis” will take place Thursday, November 20 in room 2208 of Dunbar Hall at 12:30 p.m. Contact Dr. Peter Wielhouwer for more information.

Faculty news

  • Dr. Mark Hurwitz has been named editor-in-chief of Justice System Journal, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the National Center for State Courts.

Student awards

  • Jacob Nelson, a senior majoring in Political Science and Economics, was honored by the Michigan Political Science Association for having written the best paper by an undergraduate during the 2013-2014 academic year. Nelson's paper, submitted for his Democratization in South Asia class, was nominated by Dr. Mahendra Lawoti.

Ph.D. placements

  • Matt Arsenault (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed assistant professor (tenure track) at Mount Aloysius College beginning in fall 2014. He previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow in the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Michael Romano (Ph.D. 2014) has been appointed visiting assistant professor at Georgia Southern University beginning in fall 2014.

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