Political Science

Faculty and Staff

Department Location

Phone: (320) 308-2162
328 51 Building
St. Cloud state University
720 Fourth Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Staff

Helm, Cindy Gresser

Helm, Cindy Gresser

Office Manager
B.S. Office Administration, St. Cloud State University

320.308.2162 | 51 Building, #328
lghelm@stcloudstate.edu

Faculty

Bodelson, Patricia

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 1988, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

320.308.2035 | 51 Building, #300
pbodelson@stcloudstate.edu
Democratic citizenship, American government, disaster response policies, research methods, public administration, health administration.
Butenhoff, Linda J.

Butenhoff, Linda J.

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 1996, University of Denver

320.308.4129 | Education Building A146
ljbutenhoff@stcloudstate.edu
International studies, global studies, human rights, conflict and conflict resolution and Asian studies, international politics theory, global society and citizenship, and Asian government and politics.
Cottrill, James B.

Cottrill, James B.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2004, Texas A&M University

320.308.4200 | 51 Building, #306
jcottrill@stcloudstate.edu
American political institutions and processes; electoral competition in congressional races with special emphasis on the impact of redistricting.
Greaves, Edward F.

Greaves, Edward F.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director Latin American Studies
Ph.D. 2002, University Of Florida

320.308.5164 | 51 Building, #314
efgreaves@stcloudstate.edu
Political ideas and institutions, world politics, Latin American government and politics, non-western world issues, international security, international law, and terrorism, insurgency and world politics.
Hammes, Michelle Kukoleca

Hammes, Michelle Kukoleca

Associate Professor of Political Science
Faculty Co-Director, SCSU Survey
Ph.D. 1998, SUNY-Binghamton

320. 308.4130 | 51 Building, #303
mhammes@stcloudstate.edu
Comparative federalism -- U.S.-Canada, U.K. politics, governments of western Europe, women in politics, and popular culture and politics.
Harmann, Darla

Harmann, Darla

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Human Resources/Industrial Relations 2009, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

320.308.5541 | Building 51, #305
Dr. Hamann teaches classes in Public Administration, Public Service Ethics, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Nonprofit Management, Leadership and other MPA courses. She conducts research in nonprofit and health care management, which has been published many academic journals including Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Aging and Health, Review of Public Personnel Administrations, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Hassan, Aref N.

Hassan, Aref N.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2006 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

320.308.2529 | 51 Building, #311
anhassan@stcloudstate.edu
World politics, Middle Eastern and Arab Peninsula politics, political Islam, ethnic conflict, American foreign policy, global political economy, and the intelligence community.
Lindsey, Jason R.

Lindsey, Jason R.

Professor of Political Science
Department Chair
Ph.D. 2004, Columbia University

Contemporary political theory, politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, western political thought, and radical politics.
Nyendu, Morgan

Nyendu, Morgan

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2006, University of Calgary

320.308.2537 | 51 Building, #308
mnyendu@stcloudstate.edu
Politics of the global south, government and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, political reform, democratization and decentralization, development and underdevelopment, international organizations.
Schooley, Shawn E.

Schooley, Shawn E.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Public Administration & Public Affairs 2008, Virginia Tech

320-308-4129 | Building 51, #301
sschooley@stcloudstate.edu
Dr. Schooley teaches classes in Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Ethics for Bureaucrats, Public & Nonprofit Organizational Theory, Administrative Leadership, and other core MPA courses. His primary research agenda focuses on local government managers increasing direct citizen participation.
Uradnik, Kathleen A.

Uradnik, Kathleen A.

Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 1998, University of California-Berkeley
J.D. 1989, University of Virginia

320.308.4132 | 51 Building, #309
kuradnik@stcloudstate.edu
American Government, law, American political thought; Constitutional law, and the courts and civil rights.
Wagner, Steven C

Wagner, Steven C

Professor of Political Science
Faculty Co-Director, SCSU Survey
Ph.D. 1989, Northern Illinois University

320.308.5423 | 51 Building, #313
swagner@stcloudstate.edu
Public administration, state politics, voting behavior, federal funding of local services and organizational decision-making.
Yang, Shoua

Yang, Shoua

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2006, Northern Illinois University

320.308.2528 | 51 Building, #306
syang@stcloudstate.edu
Public administration, public policy, comparative politics in Southeast Asia and ethnic politics.