Academic interests

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


  • Understanding the European Union (Red Globe Press, 8th ed., 2020)
  • European Union Politics (Red Globe Press, 3rd ed., 2020)
  • Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (Red Globe Press, 2019)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop) (Red Globe Press, 11th ed., 2019)
  • Introduction to Global Studies (Red Globe Press, 2018)
  • Contemporary Britain (Red Globe Press, 4th ed., 2018)
  • Environmental Politics and Policy  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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.


  • 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).

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