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Political Science

Full-Time Faculty

Elizabeth Bennion
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2181
(574) 520-4128 
ebennion@iusb.edu  
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
Professor
Wiekamp 2173
(574) 520-4520 
lchen@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1988.
Latin American politics, comparative politics, women and politics. 

Steven Gerencser,
Department Chair &
Graduate Director
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2189
(574) 520-4514 
sgerencs@iusb.edu  

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

Erin Krcatovich
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2169
(574) 520-4178
ekrcatov@iusb.edu  

Ph.D., Michigan State University 2013
Law and Politics, Health Politics and Policy, Non-profit Behaviour, Urban Politics

Neovi Karakatsanis
Professor 
Wiekamp 2183 
(574) 520-4861 
nkarakat@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996.
European politics, comparative politics, international relations, international political economy. 

Bruce McDonald
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2171
(574) 520-4136
brucemcd@iusb.edu  

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2011
Public Administration and Policy.
Gabriel Popescu
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2177
(574) 520-4147
 gpopescu@iusb.edu
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006.
Political Geography, Critical Geopolitics, Boundaries and Cross-Border Regionalization, State Reterritorialization, Diasporas and Transnationalism, Central and Eastern Europe.
James Smith
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2179
(574) 520-4817
jms21@iusb.edu
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2010.
Urban politics, economic development, institutions of local government and Chicago politics.

Tracey Trottier
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2185
(574) 520-4130
ttrottie@iusb.edu*

Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2005.
Public and nonprofit management.

Affiliated Faculty 

Part-Time Faculty 

 

Carlos Lisoni
Adjunct Lecturer
Wiekamp 2213
(574) 520-4659

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

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
(574) 520-4657
J.D., Catholic University of America, 2005.
Law