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Department of Political Science

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Sean K. Anderson
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1993
Research & Academic Interests:
  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International and Domestic Terrorism
  • Political Violence
  • Politics of Religion and Culture

Wayne Gabardi
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986
Research & Academic Interests:
  • History of Western Political Theory
  • Contemporary Social and Political Theory
  • Democratic Thought
  • Postmodernism
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Mark K. McBeth
Acting Director of the M.P.A. Program
D.A. Idaho State University, Pocatello, 1992
Research & Academic Interests:
  • Policy Theory & Methodology
  • Narrative Policy Analysis
  • Interest Group & Media Narratives
  • Environmental Conflict

Associate Professors

Donna Lybecker
Director of Graduate Programs
Ph.D. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, 2003
Research & Academic Interests:
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • U.S. and Mexico Border

Assistant Professors

Jeffrey CallenHired Fall 2013
Ph.D Arizona State University, Tempe, 2012
Research & Academic Interests
  • Public Administration
  • American Government
  • Urban and Metropolitan Studies
  • Research Methodology

Daniel HummelHired Fall 2013
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 2013
Research & Academic Interests:
  • Right-sizing Cities
  • Interaction of Minorities with Local Government
  • Participative Government (Budgeting)
  • Alternative Municipal Finance
  • Local Government Development in Indonesia

Visiting Professors

Earl Phippen
Doctor of Arts, Idaho State University, 1996
Research & Academic Interests
  • American Government
  • The Presidency
  • Constitutional Law
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Vietnam War
  • European Politics

Adjunct Lecturers


Administrative Assistant

Michelle Muñoz
Strengths and Skills:
  • Receptionist
  • Intra-University Communications
  • Records-Keeper for Department Programs
  • Office Management and Budget
  • General Facilitator for Faculty and Students

And we wish to bid a FOND FAREWELL to CHERYL HARDY for her over Twenty Years of Service to our Department at ISU!

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