Political Science Faculty
Associate Professor Michele DeMary, department head, received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. An expert on state courts and politics and the separation of powers, she also teaches constitutional law, women and politics, and American government and politics. She is the university's prelaw adviser. She also serves on the university's Board of Trustees as a faculty representative.
Assistant Professor Baris Kesgin earned a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He specializes in comparative foreign policy, political leadership and psychology, and the Middle East. His research concentrates on contemporary prime ministers of Israel and Turkey and how their individual characteristics and beliefs affect foreign policy behavior.
Associate Professor Andrea M. Lopez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She specializes in international security and also teaches courses in American foreign policy, international law and organization, and Russian politics.
Assistant Professor Christina Xydias holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She teaches courses in political theory, comparative politics, and women and politics. Her research focuses on legislative elites' engagement in advocating for women.