Graduate Faculty


"Our times demand a new definition of leadership -- global leadership. They demand a new constellation of internatinal cooperation -- governments, civil society and the private sector, working together for a global public good." -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Maya Chadda. Ph.D., The New School for Social Research. Research Areas: comparative foreign policy, conflict and conflict resolution, Asia and Gulf region.

Wartyna L. Davis. Ph.D., Florida State University. Research areas: political organizations, research methodology, race and ethnic politics.

Alexandra Filindra, Ph.D., Rutgers University. Research areas: American government and politics; immigration.

Christine Kelly. Ph.D., Rutgers University. Research areas: political and social theory, political and social movements, American institutions, civic engagement, education policy, media policy, labor and gender politics.

Arnold Lewis. Ph.D., Florida State University. Research areas: public policy and administration, policy analysis, research methods, state and urban political economy, southern political economy, race and economic development, legislative affairs.

John Mason. Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate School. Research areas: comparative politics (European Union, France, European security policy), modern social theory, political economy.

Michael Luis Principe. Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara; J.D., University of Washington. Research areas: Constitutional law, comparative rights, political theory, international human rights & policy.

Stephen R. Shalom. Ph.D., Boston University. Research areas: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, research methods.

Carole Sheffield. Ph.D., Miami University. Research Areas: political socialization, political theory, feminist theory, and sexual violence.

Aaron Tesfaye. Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University. Research areas: international political economy, comparative politics, public policy, hydropolitics, African politics.

Michael J. Thompson. Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York. Research areas: public policy, political economy, globalization, American politics, political and social theory, critical theory, economic inequality.