Faculty & Staff

Staff & Department Information

Department of Political Science

1121 Au Sable Hall
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403

plsdept@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-2320
Fax: (616) 331-3550

Norene Hendricks

Academic Department Coordinator

hendricn@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-2320

 

Faculty

John Constantelos

John Constantelos

Ph.D., Duke University
Professor
1125 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2869

constanj@gvsu.edu
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Fields: comparative politics, Western Europe, international political economy


Paul Cornish

Paul Cornish

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Associate Professor
1129 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-3502
cornishp@gvsu.edu
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Fields: political theory, American politics


Polly Diven

Polly Diven

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor
Director, International Relations Program
1107 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-3282
divenp@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, American politics


Gamal Gasim

Gamal Gasim

Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor
111 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-8106
gasimg@gvsu.edu
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Fields: comparative politics, Middle Eastern Politics


Richard Hiskes

Richard Hiskes

Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor
1130 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2991
hiskesr@gvsu.edu
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Fields: human rights, political theory


Whitt Kilburn

Whitt Kilburn

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate Professor
1103 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8831
kilburnw@gvsu.edu
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Fields: American politics, public opinion, elections and voting behavior


Erika King

Erika King

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Professor
1131 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2295
kinge@gvsu.edu
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Fields: American politics, media and politics, public opinion


Jacques Mangala

Jack Mangala

Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Associate Professor
113 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-8512
mangalaj@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, international law


Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Ph.D., Columbia University
Associate Professor
1105 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2864
millmich@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, international and domestic development


Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Professor
Political Science Dept. Chair
1106 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-3457
richardm@gvsu.edu
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Fields: constitutional law, freedom of expression, judicial politics


Andrew Schlewitz

Andrew Schlewitz

Ph.D., The New School
Assistant Professor
112 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-8158
schlewia@gvsu.edu
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Fields: Latin American politics, comparative politics, international relations


Laura Schneider

Laura Schneider

Ph.D., Purdue University
Assistant Professor
1124 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8988
schneila@gvsu.edu
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Fields: public policy, environmental policy, women and politics


Heather Tafel

Heather Tafel

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor
1128 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8511
tafelh@gvsu.edu
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Fields: democratization, federalism, Russia and Eastern Europe


Darren Walhof

Darren Walhof

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Professor
1126 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-2835
walhofd@gvsu.edu
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Fields: political thought, religion and politics, constitutional law


Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker

Ph.D., Rutgers University
Associate Professor
1102 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8713
walkerth@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, history of international political thought, causes of war


Yi Zhao

Yi Zhao

Ph.D., Yale University
Associate Professor
1108 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8523
zhaoy@gvsu.edu
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Fields: comparative politics, Chinese politics, judicial politics


Donald Zinman

Donald Zinman

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Associate Professor
1127 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8714
zinmand@gvsu.edu
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Fields: American politics, presidency, parties, elections


Affiliate Faculty

Rodger Moiles

Roger Moiles

M.A., Michigan State University
1104 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-3283
moilesr@gvsu.edu
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Fields: American politics, research methods, international relations