Department of Political Science

Undergraduate Academic Center 355A
T: 512. 245.2143 F: 512. 245.7815
http://www.polisci.txstate.edu/

The Department of Political Science is a part of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State. As a liberal arts discipline, the department is dedicated to promoting student learning about fundamental theory and key concepts relevant to political science and public administration and encouraging student learning relative to the development of strong analytical skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and rigorous critical thinking skills. Throughout the course of their study, students are invited to reflect not simply on their career goals but also on what type of persons they want to become, and on their rights and duties as citizens.

We are the academic home for about 800 undergraduate majors and minors and 380 graduate students. We also offer graduate certificates. We house the Center for Research, Public Policy, and Training (CRPPT) and the Armed Forces and Society Journal.

Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program

Please see the ‘Texas Certified Public Manager Program’ section of this catalog.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Minors

Certificates

  • Paralegal Studies (requires concurrent enrollment in the Master of Arts degree with a major in Legal Studies Program at Texas State University)

Doctoral Faculty

Fields, Willard M, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Rahm, Dianne, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Syracuse University Main Campus


Graduate Faculty

Balanoff, Howard R, Professor, Political Science, D.Ed., Texas A&M University

Brown, Christopher R, Associate Professor, Political Science, J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Castillo, Cecilia R, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Dallas

Crossett, Gregory Lynn, Associate Professor, Political Science, J.D., Texas Tech University

DeHart, Paul R, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

DeSoto, William H, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Doyle, Thomas Earl, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Univ of California-Irvine

Evans, Michelle L, Associate Professor, Political Science, J.D., St. Mary's University

Faber, Michael Joseph, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Fields, Willard M, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of New Orleans

Garofalo, Charles P, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Emory University

Gorman, Robert F, University Distinguished Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Grasso, Kenneth L, Chair - Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Fordham University

Hanks, Emily Kay, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Hindson, Theodore T, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Inbody, Donald S, Senior Lecturer, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Kens, Paul A, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Leder, Arnold, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Longoria, Thomas, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Mihalkanin, Edward, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., The American University

Parent, Patricia C, Senior Lecturer, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Rahm, Dianne, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Syracuse University Main Campus

Rangarajan, Nandhini, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., State Univ of NY at Albany

Sanchez-Sibony, Omar, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Oxford

Shields, Patricia M, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., The Ohio State Univ Main Campus

Smith, David Allan, Lecturer, Political Science, J.D., University of Texas at Austin

Tajalli, Hassan, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ward, Kenneth, Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., Columbia Univ City of New York

Wells, Jeremy Lee, Lecturer, Political Science, Ph.D., Louisiana State Univ A&M College

Wright, Walter A, Associate Professor, Political Science, J.D., University of Houston

Yun, Hyun J, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ph.D., University of Florida