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.