Political Science

Faculty & Staff

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Michele Ann DeMary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department Chair, Political Science
Pre Law Advisor

Phone: 570-372-4181
Email: demary@susqu.edu
Office Location: Steele Hall - Rm 216
Office Hours:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., F
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., MW
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., TH

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, Marquette University

DeMary teaches courses on public law and legal studies, American political institutions and women and minorities in politics, in addition to the introductory course American Government and Politics. She is the university’s prelaw advisor and a coach for the Mock Trial Team. She advises Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and serves as the Speaker of the Faculty. She currently serves as the Head of the Department of Political Science.

DeMary’s research focuses on the question of separation of powers in actions of state courts, particularly the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is the author of “Legislative-Judicial Relations on Contested Issues: Taxes and Same-Sex Marriage” in Judicature and of numerous conference papers on state supreme courts, advisory opinions and the separation of powers. Her chapter on the federal courts appears in The Top Ten Things You Should Know About American Politics (Pearson, 2011).


  • HONS-301 American Political Thought
  • HONS-301 Civil Liberties
  • HONS-301 Constitutional Law
  • HONS-301 Diversity in American Politics
  • HONS-301 The American Presidency
  • LGST-505 Internship: Huntingdon County
  • OFFP-FRENL&C French Language & Culture
  • OFFR-FRENL&C French Language & Culture
  • OFFS-FRENL&C French Language & Culture
  • POLI-111 American Government & Politics
  • POLI-211 Women and U.S. Politics
  • POLI-215 Law and Politics
  • POLI-314 Diversity in American Politics
  • POLI-316 The American Presidency
  • POLI-341 American Political Thought
  • POLI-411 Constitutional Law
  • POLI-412 Civil Liberties
  • POLI-503 Independent Research
  • POLI-504 Independent Study
  • POLI-505 Internship in Government and Politics
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives
  • WMST-211 Women and U.S. Politics
  • WMST-500 Women's Studies Research
  • WMST-505 Independent Study

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