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Ms. Emerald Lopes
Administrative Assistant
Howley Hall, 318
Phone: 401-865-2434​
Fax: 401-865-1222


Dr. William Hudson
Department Chair
Howley 319
Phone: 401-865-2621


​Department of Political Science

The mission:

  • fostering an understanding of politics domestically and internationally,
  • evaluating and analyzing empirical qualitative and quantitative data,
  • producing graduates who are engaged citizens in a variety of career paths.


"The Role of Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations in Colombia's Peace Process"
Virginia Bouvier
Senior Program Officer, Latin America, US Institute of Peace
April 8, 2014
4:00 p.m. in Ruane 105

Press Release: Cleary Lecture 2014

"Higher Education Politics, the Student Loan Crisis and the Endangered American Dream"
Professor Suzanne Mettler
April 28, 2014 6:00 p.m. in Ruane 105.

What's New?


Spring Newsletter:

Politicus Spring 2014


Faculty Features:

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching excellence as well as new intellectual discoveries through reasearch. We are proud to display these presentations, books, and interviews given by members of the Politcal Science Department.

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity