Political Science and International Relations Faculty

The Political Science and International Relations faculty at Valpo is comprised of six members, all of whom hold the highest degree available in their field. The faculty have studied, done research, and taught in all parts of the world.  The faculty cover all of the major areas of study in political science and also have combined extensive practical experience with their scholarship and education, which has helped them earn a reputation for excellence in teaching.  

The Faculty of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Valparaiso University is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship and seeks to prepare students who:

  • understand the political world in which they live and possess knowledge of the theoretical, structural, historical, and scientific dimensions of politics;
  • critically and objectively analyze political information and effectively communicate results of their analyses;
  • demonstrate sensitivity and tolerance of racial, cultural, and other human difference; and,
  • demonstrate commitment to being politically responsible citizens.