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Our Team

The Political Science program has a distinguished faculty that combines research excellence with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Several faculty members have received outstanding teaching awards, including two recipients of the Idaho Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, two University Distinguished Professors, two Golden Apple award winners and recipients of numerous other awards. Faculty research appears regularly in the discipline’s leading journals and has been supported by grants from such prestigious bodies as the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Scholar Program. Our professors have published over 30 books and more than 220 academic articles and book chapters — far more than any other Political Science Department in Idaho. In addition, various faculty members have served as consultants to federal, state, and local government agencies. Our students benefit from mentoring by our faculty; our recent students have been accepted at first-rate graduate programs and law schools across the United States — including Cornell, The University of Texas, The University of Illinois, Harvard University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University, University of California: Los Angeles, The Ohio State University, Notre Dame University and Michigan State University.

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Environmental Research Building (ERB)

Faculty


Michael AllenMichael A. Allen

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
MichaelAAllen@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2518


Nisha BellingerNisha Bellinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
nishabellinger@boisestate.edu
208-426-4591


ProfessorRoss Burkhart, Ph.D.

Professor
Rburkha@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3280


LecturerIsaac Castellano, Ph.D.

Lecturer
isaaccastellano@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2534


Lecturer, Jack Miller and American Founding Initiative FellowStewart Gardner, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Jack Miller and American Founding Initiative Fellow
stewartgardner@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-1458


Department Chair, Associate Professor, Director, Canadian Studies Program, ​ Director of NEW Leadership IdahoLori Hausegger, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor, Director, Canadian Studies Program, ​ Director of NEW Leadership Idaho
lorihausegger@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-5804


Assistant ProfessorJaclyn J. Kettler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
jaclynkettler@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2540


Emeritus Faculty, ProfessorRichard Kinney, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty, Professor
rkinney@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3594


Assistant ProfessorJeffrey Lyons, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
jeffreylyons@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2542


Emeritus Faculty, University Distinguished ProfessorGary Moncrief, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty, University Distinguished Professor
gmoncri@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3686


Assistant ProfessorStephen Utych, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
stephenutych@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3607


Julie Vandusky-Allen, Ph.D.Photo of Julie Vandusky-Allen

Lecturer
julievanduskyallen@boisestate.edu


Associate Professor, Director, Center for Idaho History and PoliticsJustin Vaughn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director, Center for Idaho History and Politics
justinvaughn@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2515


ProfessorBrian Wampler, Ph.D.

Professor
bwampler@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2650


ProfessorScott Yenor, Ph.D.

Professor
syenor@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-4192


Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty, University Distinguished Professor, Frank & Bethine Church Chair of Public AffairsGregory Raymond, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty, University Distinguished Professor, Frank & Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs
graymon@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3670


Adjunct Faculty

If the professor you are looking for is not on the table above, visit the Adjunct Faculty page.


STAFF

Administrative Assistant II, Graduate Course SchedulingValerie Hayes

Administrative Assistant II, Undergraduate Program Support and Graduate Course Scheduling
valeriehayes@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2530


Administrative Assistant II, Graduate Program SupportTwyla Perkins

Administrative Assistant II, Graduate Program Support
twylaperkins@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2532