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.


Apr. 19, 2023
Baylor Alum Hired as Assistant Professor of Political Theory at University of British Columbia

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).

Apr. 19, 2023
AHI Conference on the Moral Foundations of Modern Democracy

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).

Feb. 17, 2023
Spring AHI conference to celebrate publication of Democracy and the History of Political Thought

Jan. 27, 2023
Baylor Alum Dr. Matthew Brogdon Named Senior Director of Center for Constitutional Studies

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.

Jan. 27, 2023
American Political Thought Announces New Editorial Team

American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture recently announced its new editorial team

Oct. 15, 2022
Baylor Alum New Associate Director

Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government Welcomes Associate Director Dr. Deborah O'Malley

Sep. 9, 2022
Dr. Pat Flavin’s Research Featured in the NY Times

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.

Sep. 8, 2022
Understanding the Russian - Ukrainian War

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.