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Ramla Bandele
Associate Professor of Political Science, Africana Studies

Phone: 317-274-1463
Email: rbandele@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 503F


Ramla Bandele Africana Studies, Political Science 317-274-1463 rbandele@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Political Science, Africana Studies 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
William Blomquist
Professor of Political Science
Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Phone: 317-274-7547
Email: blomquis@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 504C


William Blomquist Political Science 317-274-7547 blomquis@iupui.edu Professor of Political Science
Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
B.S. Ohio University Honors Tutorial College 1978
M.A. Ohio University 1979
Ph.D. Indiana University 1987
Water resource management, institutional analysis, public policy Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Policy. Politechnic Institute of Turin, Italy. 2008. Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1998 Robert H. Shellhamer Outstanding Educator Award, 1996 Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Liberal Arts, 1994-95 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Award, 1992 Faculty Advisor of the Year, IUPUI, 1989-90 Associate Editor, Water Resources Research Board of Directors, White River Alliance Edella Schlager and William Blomquist. 2008. Embracing Watershed Politics. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Karin Kemper, William Blomquist, and Ariel Dinar, eds. 2006. Integrated River Basin Management through Decentralization. Berlin: Springer.

William Blomquist, Edella Schlager, and Tanya Heikkila, 2004. Common Waters, Diverging Streams. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

William Blomquist, 1992. Dividing the Waters. San Francisco, CA: ICS Press.

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Tijen Demirel-Pegg
Assistant Professor

Phone: 317-274-3155
Email: tipegg@indiana.edu
Campus Address: CA 503J


Tijen Demirel-Pegg Global and International Studies, Political Science 317-274-3155 tipegg@indiana.edu Assistant Professor B.S. Middle East Technical University (Ankara-Turkey) 1995 M.A. Bilkent University (Ankara-Turkey) 1997 Ph.D. Indiana University (Bloomington) 2011 Conflict studies, political violence, protests, repression, and human rights INTL I100 Introduction to International Studies, POLS Y205 Analyzing Politics, POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations, INTL I300/POLS Y371 Human Rights, POLS Y339 Middle Eastern Politics, INTL I400 Political Violence Author of journal articles in Extractive Industries and Society, International Interactions, Journal or Peace Research, and Mobilization 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
Aaron Dusso
Associate Professor of Political Science

Phone: 317-278-0704
Email: adusso@iupui.edu


Aaron Dusso Political Science 317-278-0704 adusso@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Political Science BA, Political Science, University of Michigan
MA, Social Science, University of Chicago
PhD, Political Science, George Washington University
Political Psychology; Mass Political Behavior; Organized Interests; Parties and Elections Intro to American Politics; Voting, Campaigns, and Elections; Research Methods; Political Psychology; U.S. Congress; Personality and the Challenges of Democratic Governance: How Unconscious Thought Influences Political Understanding , 2017, Palgrave Macmillan; "Race and Right-Wing Authoritarianism: How Scoring High in Authoritarianism Does Not Necessarily Lead to Support for Right-Wing Candidates," 2017 Social Science Quarterly; "Incorrect Voting in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: How Partisan and Economic Cues Fail to Help Low-Information Voters," 2015, Electoral Studies 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
Erin M. Engels
Assistant Clinical Professor in Political Science
Paralegal Studies Director Pre-Law Advisor

Phone: 317-278-0442
Email: eengels@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 503E


Erin Engels Political Science 317-278-0442 eengels@iupui.edu Assistant Clinical Professor in Political Science
Paralegal Studies Director Pre-Law Advisor
B.A., Political Science (University of Illinois at Springfield 1996)
J.D. (Indiana University School of Law 1999)
Political Science Legal Studies Introduction to Law Introduction to American Politics Legal Research and Writing Advanced Research and Writing Estate Law Bankruptcy Law Judicial Politics 2011 & 2012 TLC Best Retention Award 2011 & 2012 TLC Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Award 2016 Mosaic Fellow 1999-Present Attorney licensed to practice law in Indiana Member of Board of Trustees, Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Indiana Advisor, IUPUI Mock Trial Team, Pre Law Advisor, Paralegal Studies Director, Legal Studies Minor Advisor BA/JD Advisor Erin M. Engels, Peer Groups in Paralegal Education, The Paralegal Education, Vol. 31, No. 1 at 29 (2016). 0 0 0 0 0 POLS
Margaret Robertson Ferguson
Professor of Political Science
Interim Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Phone: 317-278-1846
Email: mferguso@iupui.edu
Campus Address: 301 University Blvd, Suite 5002, Indianapolis, IN 46202


Margaret Ferguson Political Science, Women's Studies 317-278-1846 mferguso@iupui.edu Professor of Political Science
Interim Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
B.A. University of Southern Mississippi 1990
M.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1993
Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1996
State politics and policy, executive politics, and American government Research has appeared in the Journal of Politics, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Political Psychology, Women and Politics, State and Local Government Review, Publius and Public Administration Review. 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
Amanda Friesen
Associate Professor of Political Science Faculty Research Fellow/Project Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Adjunct Faculty, Women's Studies

Phone: 317-274-7390
Email: amfriese@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA417A


Amanda Friesen Political Science, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Women's Studies 317-274-7390 amfriese@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Political Science Faculty Research Fellow/Project Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture Adjunct Faculty, Women's Studies Ph.D. Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2012 Dissertation: Examining the Covariance of Political and Religious Beliefs Within Individuals and Across Generations M.A. Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2009 B.A. Philosophy, Tabor College Hillsboro, KS 2001 American politics, political psychology, religion and politics, gender and politics, behaviorial genetics, and biology and politics POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics POLS Y324 Women and American Politics POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis POLS Y380 Special Topics: Religion and American Political Behavior POLS Y490 Senior Seminar: Biology and Politics IUPUI Outstanding Woman Leader, Newcomer Category, 2016 See amandafriesen.wordpress.com 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
John McCormick
Professor of Political Science

Phone: 317-274-4066
Email: jmccormi@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 503H


John McCormick Political Science 317-274-4066 jmccormi@iupui.edu Professor of Political Science B.A. Rhodes University (South Africa)
M.Phil. University College London
M.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. Indiana University
Environmental policy, politics and policies of the European Union, comparative politics. Outstanding Tenure Track Faculty Award 1996
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) 1997 & 1998
IUPUI Faculty Adviser of the Year 2000-01
Trustees Teaching Award 2004, 2017
Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics (European Commission) 2010-13, 2014-17
Fulbright-Schuman Chair in EU-US Relations, College of Europe, Spring 2013
Organizer and founder, annual Midwest Model European Union, 1993-2012
Chair, Department of Political Science, 2002-2008
President, School of Liberal Arts Faculty Assembly, 2002-04
Visiting positions at University of Exeter (UK), University of Sussex (UK), College of Europe (Belgium), University of Goettingen (Germany), University of Deusto (Spain).
Environmental Politics and Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Understanding the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 7th ed., 2017)
Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop) (Palgrave Macmillan, 10th ed., 2016)
European Union Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd ed., 2015)
The European Union: Politics and Policies (with Jonathan Olsen) (Westview, 5th ed., 2014)
Why Europe Matters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Comparative Politics in Transition (Wadsworth, 7th ed., 2012)
Contemporary Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 3rd ed., 2012)
Europeanism (Oxford University Press, 2010)
The European Superpower (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
Environmental Policy in the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan 2001)
and articles in Political Quarterly, Environment, Journal of Transatlantic Relations, and Il Politico.
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Scott Pegg
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Phone: 317-278-5749
Email: smpegg@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 503K


Scott Pegg Political Science 317-278-5749 smpegg@iupui.edu Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science B.A. University of Richmond 1987
M.Sc. London School of Economics 1991
Ph.D. University of British Columbia 1997.
De Facto States, Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, Natural Resource Wealth Management INTL I100 Introduction to International Studies, INTL I400 International Studies Capstone Seminar, POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations, POLS Y360 US Foreign Policy, POLS Y375 War and International Conflict, POLS Y377 Globalization, POLS Y490 African Politics, POLS Y490 International Relations Theory 2017 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement (Faculty) Chairman, International Friends Committee of Bebor Model Nursery and Primary School, Bane, Bodo and Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Member, International Advisory Board, Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Member, Editorial Board, Extractive Industries and Society

Author, International Society and the De Facto State; co-editor, Transnational Corporations and Human Rights; author of journal articles in African Affairs, Community Development Journal, Extractive Industries and Society, Foreign Policy Analysis, Geoforum, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of Cleaner Production, Naval War College Review, PS: Political Science and Politics, Resources Policy, Security Dialogue, Third World Quarterly and The Washington Quarterly 1 0 0 0 0 POLS
Shana Stump
Clinical Assistant Professor of Political Science

Phone: 317-278-7558
Email: scstump@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA504B


Shana Stump Liberal Arts, Office of Student Affairs, Political Science 317-278-7558 scstump@iupui.edu Clinical Assistant Professor of Political Science A.B., Bowdoin College; J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Litigation, Legal Writing 0 0 0 0 0 POLS
Scott D. Wallace
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Undergraduate Faculty Mentor

Phone: 317-278-5733
Email: sdwallac@iupui.edu
Campus Address: Cavanaugh 503J


Scott Wallace Political Science 317-278-5733 sdwallac@iupui.edu Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Undergraduate Faculty Mentor A.B., Wabash College, 2001 M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2006 Civil war, conflict resolution POLS-Y 101 "Introduction to Political Science" POLS-Y 103 "Introduction to American Politics" POLS-Y 219 "Introduction to International Relations" POLS-Y 371 "Workshop in International Topics: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" POLS-Y 490 "Senior Seminar" INTL-I 100 "Introduction to International Studies" IUPUI Favorite Professor Award (Fall 2009, Spring and Fall 2011) "Bronze", Gateway Teaching Academy (Fall 2014) "Excellence", Certificate in Online Teaching, IU East (Fall 2015) 1 0 0 0 0 POLS