Political Science

Elizabeth Bennion
Wiekamp 2181
(574) 520-4128  

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2001.
American politics, parties and interest groups, public opinion and political participation, race and gender politics, campaigns and elections.  
Linda Chen
Associate Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs
Wiekamp 2173
(574) 520-4520  
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1988.
Latin American politics, comparative politics, women and politics. 

Steven Gerencser
Department Chair
Wiekamp 2189
(574) 520-4514  

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1996.
Political theory, history of political thought, democratic theory, corporate citizenship and civil society.

Sungkyu Jang
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2185
(574) 520-4178
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012
Public and Nonprofit Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Policy Analysis, Political Economics.
Neovi Karakatsanis
Wiekamp 2183 
(574) 520-4861  
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996.
European politics, comparative politics, international relations, international political economy. 

Gabriel Popescu
Master of Public Affairs Director
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2177
(574) 520-4147

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006.
Geopolitics, Border Studies, Transnationalism, Mobility, Digital Technologies, Social Theory, Europe.
James Smith
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2179
(574) 520-4817
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2010.
Urban politics, economic development, institutions of local government and Chicago politics.


Part-Time Faculty 

Douglas Ansel
Adjunct Lecturer
Wiekamp 2188
(574) 520-4334

ABD, University of  Notre Dame
Comparative Politics, International Relations

Carlos Lisoni
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 3285
(574) 520-4237

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2012.
Comparative Politics, International Relations, Latin American Politics, Politics of International Development

Thomas T. Spencer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2188
(574) 520-4334
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 1976.
American History, the Supreme Court.

Tom Sutula
Adjunct Lecturer
(574) 520-4334

J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1979.
M.D., Indiana University Purdue University, 1986.
Health services delivery and management.

Jonathan Watson
Adjunct Lecturer
J.D., Catholic University of America, 2005.