News and events
Early graduation ceremony honors Chris Boes
Graduation came early for Chris Boes who is battling brain cancer.
From left: Provost Tim Greene, Director of Advising Kevin Knutson, President John Dunn,
Associate Professor Ashlyn Kuersten, Dean Alexander Enyedi
Political science alumni recall how their education has made a difference in their careers
- Dr. Jim Butterfield was a visiting professor at Kazakh Agrotechnical
University in Astana, Kazakhstan during May 2013 where he lectured on failed
states and changing conceptions of state sovereignty. He
conducted informal discussions on the field of political science in the US with faculty and graduate students and gave
presentations on internationalization of higher education including a keynote
presentation at a day-long conference on internationalization and
- Latasha Chaffin (Ph.D. 2013) has accepted a tenure-track position at the College of Charleston beginning in fall 2013.
- Todd Curry (Ph.D. 2012) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Texas-El Paso beginning in fall 2013.
- Matt Arsenault (Ph.D. 2012) received a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship for 2012-14. He will be working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Large-Bank Supervision Department. He is the fourth WMU graduate student to receive this prestigious fellowship in the past seven years.
- Miguel Centellas (Ph.D. 2007) has accepted a tenure-track position at Jackson State University beginning in fall 2013. He was Croft Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi from 2009 to 2013. He previously taught at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania (2006-08) and Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland (2008-09).