Department of Political Science
Baylor's Political Science Department is renowned for its high quality teaching and for professors who care about students. Our majors have gone on to become lawyers, journalists, politicians, lobbyists, diplomats, political analysts and teachers. We place students in top law schools around the country such as Georgetown and Harvard, and in top graduate programs such as Yale and Princeton.
Catherine Craig has received the position of Assistant Professor, Political Theory, tenure-track, in the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus (UBCO).
Graduate students, alums, faculty, and friends of Baylor’s PhD program in political science convened for on April 14 and 15 for a conference on the Moral Foundations of Modern Democracy. The topic of the conference was inspired by the volume Democracy and the History of Political Thought, edited by Steve Block, Stephen Sims, and Patrick Cain (Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Lakehead University) (Lexington, 2021).
Utah Valley University (UVU) has named Matthew S. Brogdon, Ph.D., to fill its new Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation Endowed Directorship as the senior director of the Center for Constitutional Studies (CCS), effective Jan. 1, 2023.
American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture recently announced its new editorial team
Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government Welcomes Associate Director Dr. Deborah O'Malley
In an Op-Ed piece published on September 7, 2022, “Trump Couldn’t Have Done What He Did Without States Leading the Way,” Thomas Edsell examines recent research in political science on citizens’ perceptions of democratic decline. Among the scholars Edsell cites is recent work by Baylor Political Scientist Pat Flavin and co-author Greg Shufeldt (University of Indianapolis). Flavin’s and Shufeldt’s paper “Citizens’ Perceptions of the Quality of Democracy in the American States,” which will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in September, finds that voters’ perceptions of their state’s democratic health is strongly correlated with whether or not their political party is control of state government.
Dr. Sergiy Kudelia, Associate Professor of Political Science, is giving a four-part lecture series this semester “Understanding the Russian-Ukrainian War.” The first lecture in the series, “Why 22 Years of Peace?,” was delivered on Thursday, September 8, to the Baylor community.
Deborah is the inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Postdoctoral Fellow at Assumption College. Her research explores the source and scope of the rights of religious institutions in the American legal tradition.
Eric is a a visiting assistant professor at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He has taught courses on American Foreign Policy, International Relations, The Cold War, Terrorism, and Diplomacy.
Christine is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College.