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Political Science Full-Time Faculty

Jose A. Aleman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 662 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3955
Areas of expertise: comparative political economy, democratic institutions, social science methodology

Idalia Bastiaens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: 666 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3966
Areas of expertise: international political economy, international development, globalization, foreign direct investment, international trade liberalization

William P. Baumgarth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 673 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3972
Areas of expertise: classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary political philosophy, Aquinas, Machiavell, von Hayek

Bruce F. Berg, Ph.D.
Office: 670 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3958
Areas of expertise: U.S. health and social policy, interest groups, federal-state relations, New York City politics

Susan A. Berger, Ph.D.
Office: Lowenstein 917-E
Phone: 212-636-6362
Areas of expertise: comparative politics, Latin American politics, political economy of development, immigration, Guatemalan politics, gender

Jeffrey E. Cohen, Ph.D.
Office: 675 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3956
Areas of expertise: American political Institutions, public policy, elections, the presidency

Jonathan Crystal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Vice President and Associate Chief Academic Officer, Office of the Provost
Office: Cunniffe House 225
Phone: 718-817-0136
Areas of expertise: international political economy, economic globalization, politics of international trade and investment

Anjali K. Dayal, Ph.D.
Office: Lowenstein 403H
Phone: 212-636-7863
Areas of expertise: international organizations, United Nations, peacekeeping, peace processes, post-conflict transitions, human rights

Thomas De Luca, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, International Studies Program
Office: Lowenstein 925-F
Phone: 212-636-6384
Areas of expertise: American politics, democratic theory, constitutional law, comparative democratization, terrorism

John P. Entelis, Ph.D.
Director, Middle East Studies Program
Office: 678 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3953
Areas of expertise: comparative politics of the Middle East and North Africa, cultural politics, political parties, revolutions, Islam and democracy

Nicole Fermon, Ph.D.
Office: Lowenstein 925-D
Phone: 212-636-6378
Areas of expertise: political theory, feminist thought, history of political thought (ancient, modern, and contemporary), democracy, nationalism, women’s studies, film

Richard Fleisher, Ph.D.
Office: 674 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3952
Areas of expertise: political institutions and processes, U.S. Congress, political parties, elections, partisan polarization

Christina Greer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: American politics, race and ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, public opinion, elections

Boris Heersink, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Office: 667 Faber Hall
Phone: 717-817-3967
Areas of expertise: political institutions, political parties, and measuring effects of campaigns on election results

Annika Hinze, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: 676 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3960
Areas of expertise: urban comparative politics, politics of immigration, religious, ethnic, and national identity, urban neighborhood space

Robert J. Hume, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Office: 669 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3964
Areas of expertise: constitutional law, judicial policy development, religion and the law, impact of state supreme courts on same-sex marriage policy, impact of the U.S. Courts of Appeals on the federal bureaucracy, language strategies used by judges to advance implementation goals

Melissa Labonte, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Office: 664 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3959
Areas of expertise: United Nations system, humanitarian politics, peacebuilding, multilateral peace operations, conflict resolution, human rights, and West African politics

Sarah P. Lockhart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(on leave for the 2016-2017 academic year)
Office: Lowenstein 917-F
Phone: 212-930-8848
Areas of expertise: international relations, comparative politics, civil wars, conflict and political economy, post-conflict economic transitions, international migration policy

Monika L. McDermott, Ph.D.
Office: 672 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3963
Areas of expertise: American politics, public opinion, congressional elections, women and politics, religion and politics, voting behavior, media and politics, survey research

Zein Murib, Ph.D.
Areas of expertise:Gender and sexuality, interest groups and social movements, marginalized political identities in US politics

Olena Nikolayenko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 677 Faber Hall
Advising Email:
Phone: 718-817-3961
Areas of expertise: comparative democratization, social movements, public opinion, youth, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

Nicholas Tampio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(on leave - Fall 2016)
Office: 665 Faber Hall
Phone: 718-817-3962
Areas of expertise: political theory, Islamic political thought, contemporary political theory, Deleuze, Kant