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Political Science - Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Gelbman, Shamira

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Department and Location

Associate Professor of Political Science, 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

  • Interest group coalitions, racial politics, American political development, social media and politics

Courses

  • Introduction to American Politics; State & Local Politics; Congress & the Executive; Parties, Elections, & Pressure Groups; Congressional Elections; Politics of the Civil Rights Movement; Politics of Alcohol; Election Polling & Public Opinion; Does the Muscle Make the Man? Bodybuilding in History and Society (Freshman Tutorial)

Himsel, Scott

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Department and Location

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.

Courses

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of the Middle East, Politics of the European Union, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, 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

  • Research interests include political and economic development, democratization, state-sponsored violence and genocide. "Explaining the Intensity of the Arab Spring," an article recently co-authored with Dr. Christie Byun (of the Department of Economics), will soon appear in the Digest of Middle East Studies. Dr. Hollander is also writing a book entitled Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe.

McCrary, Lorraine

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Department and Location

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

Wells, Matthew

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Department and Location

BKT Assistant Professor of Political Science
 Political Science
Baxter Hall 28

Degree(s)

  • BA, Boston College; MPP, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Michigan

Interests

  • Foreign Policy, Public Opinion and War, Political Violence, Wars of Occupation

Courses

  • Introduction to International Politics; Insurgency, Revolution, and Terrorism; Conflict, War, and Peace; International Political Economy; Arab-Israeli Conflict; War and the Media


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 115B


Emeritus Faculty

Butler, Melissa A.

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Department and Location

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