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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Political Science


Department Welcomes New Faculty

The Department is very pleased to welcome four new professors in the fields of international relations, comparative politics, methods, and public policy and administration.

Dr. Holger Kern, Assistant Professor, focuses on both comparative politics and quantitative methods. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008, after pursuing studies at the London School of Economics, Brown, Harvard, and other institutions. Dr. Kern will be serving as a postdoctoral Associated Faculty member at Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies through the 2010-2011 academic year, where he is engaged in a variety of collaborative research projects.

Dr. Amanda Licht, Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in international relations and methods at the University of Iowa. She has recently published an article in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and is currently working on several more articles, including one on event history analysis for the journal Political Analysis.

Dr. Ellen Moule, Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego, where she focused on American Politics, including public policy and Congress, and also comparative politics. Ellen has pursued and published innovative work in the area of state tax and expenditure laws and policies.

Dr. Xuhong Su, Assistant Professor, holds a law degree from China as well as a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She has taught at the National University of Defense Technology in China, and has numerous publications in both Chinese and U.S. journals. Her specializations include human resources and public and nonprofit management, as well as workforce and gender policy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010