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This program provides students with a general education in the liberal arts and an introduction to the complexities of the political process. You will develop excellent critical thinking and communication skills, and more broadly, an understanding of history and culture. For example, the program includes several cross disciplinary electives encompassing History, Criminal Justice, and Law to ensure students have choices for a multi-disciplinary foundation to support selected career paths.
The program is designed for flexibility by offering four different track options: American Politics, Comparative Politics and Area Studies, International Politics, and Pre-Law. Ultimately, this program is intended to prepare students for a variety of careers in federal, state and local government, non-profit organizations, international organizations, business, teaching, and law.
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC)
Madonna University has recently entered into a strategic partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) to offer life-changing student internships. In keeping with our mission, this partnership will provide students the opportunity to gain invaluable career preparation in Washington, D.C. This internship is available when enrolled in any of the four Political Science major tracks. Students will receive 15 political science credits for their semester in D.C. Please contact Elizabeth Prough, Associate Dean and Program Director for Political Science in the College of Education and Human Development for more information.
“We are excited and proud to be new partners with The Washington Center,” said Dr. Michael A. Grandillo, president, Madonna University. “This internship program will provide tremendous experiential learning opportunities, real-life work experience, and semester course credit for our students.”
Professor & Program Director, Political Science
Associate Dean, College of Education & Human Development
Ph.D. Wayne State University
M.A. Wayne State University
She teaches a variety of undergraduate political science and cross listed history courses and also selected graduate classes in the Master of Arts History program.
In addition to her love of teaching, her research interests include political engagement, political discussion, political interest and knowledge and political tolerance with a particular focus on gender differences.
She regularly presents papers at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL as well as other political science conferences.
Her research has been published and she is actively engaged in ongoing research projects including a current study examining the effect of conversation format on political discussion, comparing the frequency and intensity of debate among university students in an online environment versus a face-to-face environment.