Political Science

Faculty and Staff

Department Location

Phone: (320) 308-2162
328 Ruby Cora Webster Hall St. Cloud state University
720 Fourth Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Faculty

Gilvert Angervil

Gilvert Angervil

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D., Public Administration, 2017, Florida Atlantic University
  • Public administration theory, public management, public policy, local government and strategic management. 

(320) 308-4131 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 301
gilvert.angervil@stcloudstate.edu

Patricia Bodelson

Patricia Bodelson

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 1988, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Democratic citizenship, American government, disaster response policies, research methods, public administration, health administration.

(320) 308-2035 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 302
pbodelson@stcloudstate.edu

Linda J. Butenhoff

Linda J. Butenhoff

  • 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.

(320) 308-4903 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 300
ljbutenhoff@stcloudstate.edu

James B. Cottrill

James B. Cottrill

  • Department Chair
  • Co-Director of SCSU Survey
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 2004, Texas A&M University
  • American political institutions and processes; electoral competition in congressional races with special emphasis on the impact of redistricting.

(320) 308-4200 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 304
jcottrill@stcloudstate.edu

Edward F. Greaves

Edward F. Greaves

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

(320) 308-5164 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 314
efgreaves@stcloudstate.edu

Michelle Kukoleca Hammes

Michelle Kukoleca Hammes

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 1998, SUNY-Binghamton
  • Comparative federalism -- U.S.-Canada, U.K. politics, governments of western Europe, women in politics, and popular culture and politics.

(320) 308-4130 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 303
mhammes@stcloudstate.edu

Darla Hamann

Darla Hamann

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D., Human Resources/Industrial Relations 2009, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Public administration, public service ethics, human resource management, organizational behavior and theory, nonprofit management, leadership, health care management.

(320) 308-5541 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 305
djhamann@stcloudstate.edu

Aref N. Hassan

Aref N. Hassan

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 2006 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • World politics, Middle Eastern and Arab Peninsula politics, political Islam, ethnic conflict, American foreign policy, global political economy, and the intelligence community.

(320) 308-2529 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 311
anhassan@stcloudstate.edu

Jason R. Lindsey

Jason R. Lindsey

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 2004, Columbia University
  • Contemporary political theory, politics of Russia and Eastern Europe, western political thought, and radical politics.

Morgan Nyendu

Morgan Nyendu

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 2006, University of Calgary
  • Politics of the global south, government and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, political reform, democratization and decentralization, development and underdevelopment, international organizations.

(320) 308-2537 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 308
mnyendu@stcloudstate.edu

Shawn E. Schooley

Shawn E. Schooley

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • MPA Director
  • Ph.D. Public Administration & Public Affairs 2008, Virginia Tech
  • Public administration, local government administration, ethics for bureaucrats, public and nonprofit organizational theory, administrative leadership, increasing direct citizen participation.

(320) 308-4129 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 310
sschooley@stcloudstate.edu

Kathleen A. Uradnik

Kathleen A. Uradnik

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 1998, University of California-Berkeley
  • J.D. 1989, University of Virginia
  • American Government, law, American political thought; Constitutional law, and the courts and civil rights.

(320) 308-4132 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 309
kuradnik@stcloudstate.edu

Steven C. Wagner

Steven C. Wagner

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 1989, Northern Illinois University
  • Public administration, state politics, voting behavior, federal funding of local services and organizational decision-making.

(320) 308-5423 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 313
swagner@stcloudstate.edu

Shoua Yang

Shoua Yang

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. 2006, Northern Illinois University
  • Public administration, public policy, comparative politics in Southeast Asia and ethnic politics.

(320) 308-2528 | Ruby Cora Webster Hall 312
syang@stcloudstate.edu

Staff

Cindy Gresser Helm

Cindy Gresser Helm

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

Student Services

School of Public Affairs Student Success Center
329 Stewart Hall
(320) 308-4790
sopa@stcloudstate.edu

Kristy Modrow

Kristy Modrow

  • Student Relations and Experiential Learning Director
  • Internships, career development, graduate school, study abroad.  Available for advising if unable to contact advisor or chairperson of the Political Science Department.
Brittney Hoff

Brittney Hoff

  • Academic Advisor
  • Advising for School of Public Affairs students who have 60 or less credits and are unable to meet with their Political Science Advisor.

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