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Political Science

 

Dr. Anthony Affigne, Affigne.jpg
professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1991
Expertise:
  • Campaigns and Elections (U.S. and Rhode Island)
  • Environmental Politics (Global, U.S., Rhode Island)
  • Latino Politics (U.S. and Rhode Island)
  • Black Politics and Inter-Minority Relations
  • Immigration Politics and Policy
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Environmental Politics
  • Urban Politics in the United States
  • Race and Politics in the Americas

  

 

Dr. Richard M. Battistoni,

professor of political science; Battistoni.jpg

Teaching at PC since 1994
Expertise: 
  • Civic Engagement
  • Service Learning
  • Citizenship Education
  • Community Organizing
  • Democratic Theory and Practice
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Politics
  • Community Organizing
  • Ancients & Moderns: Democratic Theory and Practice
  • Justice Across Borders 



Dr. Mary L. Bellhouse,

professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1977
Expertise:
  • Political Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Politics and Culture
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Classical Political Theory
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Visual Culture, Power and Identity
 
 

Dr. Ruth Ben-Artzi,
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Teaching at PC since 2006
Expertise:
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • Middle East
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Introduction into International Relations
  • International financial institutions and globalization
  • Foreign Politics of the Middle East
 
 
 
 
 



Dr. Douglas W. Blum, blum.jpg
professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1990
Expertise:
  • Globalization
  • Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus
  • International Security
Selected Courses Taught:
  • International relations
  • Politics- the former Soviet Union
  • Globalization
 
 

 
 

Dr. Joseph P. Cammarano,cammarano.jpg
associate professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1997
Expertise:
  • Presidency
  • Congress, Youth, and Politics
  • Public Management/Administration
  • Campaign and Elections
Selected Courses Taught:
  • American Presidency
  • Intro to Politics
  • Public Administration
  • American Government and Politics
  • Capstone in Public Service
  • Elections
  • Electoral Behavior


Dr. Matthew Guardino,
assistant professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 2012
Expertise:
  • American Politics and Public Policy
  • News Media and Public Opinion
  • Economic and Social Welfare Issues
  • Political Rhetoric
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Empirical Political Analysis
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • Public Opinion and Political Socialization

  

 

 

Dr. William E. Hudson,
professor of political science
and department chair;

Teaching at PC since 1974
Expertise:
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Liberal Arts Honors
Selected Courses Taught: 
  • American Public Policy
  • American Politics and Government
  • Western Civilization

 





Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, Jordanz.jpg
associate professor of political science

and director of black studies program;

Teaching at PC since 2008
Expertise:
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Public Policy
  • Political Rhetoric
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Women and Politics
  • Urban Politics
  • Race, Gender and Public Policy
  • African American Politics

 




Dr. Susan K. McCarthy,McCarthy.jpg
professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 2000
Expertise:
  • China
  • East Asia
  • Comparative Politics
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Asian Politics
  • Chinese Politics
  • Seminar on Global Politics of Religion

 

 

 

 

Dr. Adam Myers,

assistant professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 2014
Expertise:
  • Political parties
  • Campaigns and elections
  • State politics
  • Geography and politics

 

 

 

  

 

Dr. Neil T. Romans,

associate professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 1967
Expertise:
  • Political Theory
  • Legislative Politics
  • Constitutional Law
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Legislative Process
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • American Political Thought 

 

 

Dr. F. Gizem Zencirci,
assistant professor of political science;

Teaching at PC since 2013
Expertise:
  • Middle East Politics
  • Turkish Politics
  • Humanitarianism
  • Poverty and Charity
Selected Courses Taught:
  • Middle East Politics
  • Political Islam in the Muslim World
  • Politics of Humanitarianism  
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