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Political Science - Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Gelbman, Shamira

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Department and Location

Associate Professor of Political Science, Daniel F. Evans Associate Professor in the Social Sciences, Dept Chair
Political Science
Baxter Hall 127

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York

Interests

  • Lobbying, interest group coalitions, civil rights movement, American political development

Courses

  • Introduction to American Politics; State & Local Politics; Congress & the Executive; Parties, Elections, & Pressure Groups; Congressional Elections; Politics of the Civil Rights Movement; Election Polling & Public Opinion; Sociology & Politics of Health; Governing Wabash

Himsel, Scott

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Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Baxter Hall 207

Hollander, Ethan

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Department and Location

Associate Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Baxter Hall 122

Degree(s)

  • B.A. from Wesleyan University; M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego

Interests

  • Hiking, making pottery, exploring my community and eating good food. Hollander also represents Ward 2 on the Crawfordsville City Council.

Courses

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics; Politics of the Middle East; Politics of the European Union; Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict; The Holocaust and Genocide; Voting and Electoral Systems; and Research Methods and Statistics. Dr. Hollander also led an immersion trip to Havana and Miami as part of a course on Cuban Politics and Culture.

Notes

  • Dr. Hollander is the creator of “Democracy and Its Alternatives” a 24-lecture series published by Wondrium (formerly known as The Great Courses). He is also the author of Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe. Hollander has published numerous scholarly articles on topics ranging from democratization in the Middle East to the legacy of authoritarian rule in Eastern Europe. His current research interests include populism and democratic decay; state-sponsored violence and genocide; and the politics of organ transplant. Sabbatical/Year 2022-2023

Irons, Dylan

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ironsd@wabash.edu
765-361-6473

Department and Location

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Baxter Hall 29

McCrary, Lorraine

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Department and Location

BKT Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science
 PPE
Baxter Hall 129

Valdez, John

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valdezj@wabash.edu
765-361-6013

Department and Location

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Baxter Hall 122

Staff

Sacco, Pamela

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saccop@wabash.edu
765-361-6324

Department and Location

Academic Administrative Coordinator, Division III
Economics
 History
 Political Science
 PPE
 Psychology
Baxter Hall 117

Emeritus Faculty

Butler, Melissa A.

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Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Political Science

Hadley, David J.

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Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Political Science
Lilly Library 126

Degree(s)

  • BA in Journalism and MA, PhD in political science from Indiana University

Interests

  • Hiking, Flyfishing, Tennis

Courses

  • PSC 111, Survey of American Politics; PSC 311, Congress and the Presidency; PSC 312, Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups; PSC 317, State and Local Politics; PSC 261, Methods and Statistics for Political Science

Notes

  • Research interests include Indiana Politics and the U.S. Congress.

Mikesell, Phillip D.

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Department and Location

Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Political Science