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Department of Political Science

MA Faculty


Sam Bell
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Binghamton University
Foreign Policy, International Relations

Ethan Bernick
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Public Policy, Southern Politics, Research Methods

Nate Birkhead
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
U.S. Politics, U.S. and State Legislative Processes, Political Parties

Sabri Ciftci
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, Research Methods

John Fliter
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Public Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice

Michael Flynn
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Binghamton University
U.S. Foreign Policy, World Politics, International Security

Jim Franke
Associated Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
U.S. Politics, Methodology, American Political Thought

Brianne Heidbreder
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Public Administration, American Politics

Laurie Johnson
Professor
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Political Philosophy, International Relations Theory

Emizet Kisangani
Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Comparative Politics, International Relations, Research Methods

Andrew Long
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
International Relations, Security Studies

Carla Martinez Machain
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Rice University
International Conflict, Military Strategies, Conflict Outcomes

Jeffrey Pickering
Department Head, Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
International Relations, Foreign Relations

Josie Schafer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public Administration, Policy Networks, Budgeting

Zhiwei Zhang
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Public Administration, Public Finance