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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.


Politics and Government Faculty Members


Katharine A. Owens, PhD - Department Chair

Professor Owens researches the implementation of environmental policies and projects in the United States, the Netherlands, Finland, Kenya and India. She also studies the implementation of campus sustainability initiatives.  Read More


Jilda M. Aliotta, PhD

Jilda Aliotta is an Associate Professor. She teaches courses in American politics, law and politics and gender and politics including Law and the Justice System, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Gender, Law and Policy.  Read More


Catherine Borck, PhD

Dr. Borck's primary teaching interest is political theory and American politics and her research focuses upon classical political thought. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2010.  Read More


Michael Clancy, PhD

Michael Clancy teaches courses on various aspects of international politics including US foreign policy, the politics of war and international political economy. His research focuses on the political economy of tourism and development.  Read More

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Adryan Wallace, PhD

Professor Wallace’s research interests include gender, political economy, Islam and the dynamic interactions of politics and culture on political institutions.  Read More


Bilal D. Sekou, PhD - Hillyer College Faculty Member

Professor Sekou teaches Urban Politics; Race and Ethnic Politics; Campaign, Elections and Voting Behavior an; Conduct of Political Inquiry. His research examines race and politics, urban politics, and campaigns, elections, and voting behavior.  Read More


Leslie F. Smith - Adjunct Professor

Professor Smith specializes in the American political system and teaches American Government, Congress and the Presidency, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Law and the Justice System, as well as other courses.  Read More