Political Science

  • Brooke Rowland shines in the classroom and on stage.
  • Students with U.S. Representative Fred Upton and U.S. Senator Carl Levin.

    iOme Team: Winners of national contest meet with Washington lawmakers.

  • C-Span Bus

    C-Span bus visits WMU: Students check out its touchscreen computers and tune in to live broadcast feeds.

News and events


  • Monday, March, 2, 6:30 p.m., Friedmann 3301: "Why Law School? Why Wayne?"
    A conversation with Dean Jocelyn Benson, Wayne State University Law School (sponsored by the WMU Pre-Law Society). 

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.

Political science alumni recall how their education has made a difference in their careers.