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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
MichaelAAllen@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2518


Nisha BellingerNisha Bellinger, Ph.D.

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


Ross BurkhartRoss Burkhart, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Rburkha@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-3280


Isaac CastellanoIsaac Castellano, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
isaaccastellano@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-2534


Stewart GardnerStewart Gardner, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
stewartgardner@boisestate.edu
(208) 426-1458


Lori HauseggerLori Hausegger, Ph.D.

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


Jaclyn KettlerJaclyn J. Kettler, Ph.D.

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


Richard KinneyRichard Kinney, Ph.D.

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


Jeffrey LyonsJeffrey Lyons, Ph.D

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


Gary MoncriefGary Moncrief, Ph.D.

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


Alex SeversonAlex Severson, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
alexseverson@boisestate.edu


Stephen UtychStephen Utych, Ph.D.

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


Julie Vandusky-AllenJulie Vandusky-Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
julievanduskyallen@boisestate.edu


Brian WamplerBrian Wampler, Ph.D.

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


Scott YenorScott Yenor, Ph.D.

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


Emeritus Faculty

Gregory RaymondGregory 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

Valerie Hayes

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


Twyla Perkins

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