Political Science

Faculty and Staff

Department Location

Faculty offices
328 Ruby Cora Webster Hall

Student support
329 Stewart Hall
Phone: (320) 308-2162

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. 

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Tuesday 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
    Thursday 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
    And by appointment

(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.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
    Tuesday 9-11 a.m. (virtual)
    And by appointment

(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.

    Advisor: IR majors with last names A-F

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
    Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon (virtual)
    Wednesday 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
    Thursday 10 a.m. to noon (virtual)
    Email faculty to schedule an appointment. 

    The International Relations Club meets 4-5 p.m. Monday. 

(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.

    Advisor: POL majors with last names A-Z

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday 8-9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Tuesday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (in Stewart Hall 101)
    Wednesday 8-9:15 a.m. 
    Friday 8 a.m. to noon
    And by appointment

(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.

    Advisor: IR majors with last names G-L

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday Noon to 2 p.m. and 3:15-4 p.m.
    Wednesday Noon to 2 p.m. and 3:15-5:30 p.m.
    Friday 8-10:30 a.m. (virtual)
    And by appointment

(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.

    On reassignment with CETL. 

(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.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
    And by appointment

(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.

    Advisor: IR majors with last names M-R

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Tuesday 8-9:30 a.m. 
    Thursday 8-9:30 a.m. 
    And by appointment

(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.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. (Stewart Hall 245)
    Friday 8-11 a.m. (Stewart Hall 245)

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.

    Advisor: IR majors with last names S-Z

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (in person and virtual)
    Thursday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (in person and virtual)
    Wednesday 3-6 p.m. (virtual)

(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.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Tuesday 1-5 p.m. (virtual)
    Thursday 1-5 p.m. (virtual)
    And by appointment

(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.

    On sabbatical Fall 2022

(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 theory and history, public service, leadership, budgeting, program evaluation, American government and politics, Minnesota state and local government and politics, and critical thinking.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
    Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
    Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
    Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
    And by appointment

(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.

    Fall 2022 Office Hours
    Tuesday 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Thursday 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

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

Staff

Kimberly Johnson

  • Office Manager

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.

Emeriti

Cindy Helm

  • Office Manager 1998-2022
  • B.S. Office Administration

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