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.
The Center for Public Justice has awarded the 2024 Hatfield Prize to Baylor University senior, Jackson Boone. Jackson is a mechanical engineering major, a William Carey Crane Scholar and Baylor Engage Fellow from Calvert City, Kentucky, along with Colby Humphrey, Ph.D., lecturer in political science, in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Mary P. Nichol's Aristotle's Discovery of the Human: Piety and Politics in the "Nicomachean Ethics, was published last summer (2023) by Notre Dame University Press. The book, which complements her earlier commentary on Aristotle’s Politics, Citizens and Statesmen (1992), represents the culmination of her teaching the Ethics for over forty years at Northern Illinois, Catholic, Fordham, and most recently at Baylor, where she is now professor emerita in the department of political science.
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
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.