Political Science

  • Evan Mayo '11 works for the Defense Centers of Excellence

    Alumni spotlight: Evan Mayo '11 works as a management analyst for the Department of Defense.

  • Brooke Rowland shines in the classroom and on stage.

News and events


  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m., WMU Fetzer Center: "Expecting Poverty and Violence: How Expectations Shape Underclass Youth"
    Dr. John M. Bolland, University of Alabama
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 3:30 p.m., PSCI Library, 3301 Friedmann Hall: "Truth Justice and Reconciliation on the Ground: Normative Divergence in the Western Balkans"
    Dr. Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m., WMU Fetzer Center: "Crisis at The Hague: What Has Gone Wrong with International War Crimes Trials?"
    Dr. Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University

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.