Departmental Governance

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Departmental Office

   
Department Chair (Executive Officer) Brian Lai 
Department Administrator Liz Cecil 
Graduate Program Coordinator Liz Cecil (interim)
Undergraduate Program Coordinator Wendy Sandersfeld

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Director of Graduate Studies Fred Solt
Placement Director Sara Mitchell
MSPA Dept Rep and Committee Member Caroline Tolbert

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Director of Undergraduate Studies Tom Rice
Director of Departmental Honors Program John Nelson
Adviser Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society John Nelson
Senior Undergraduate Adviser Martha Kirby

Departmental Executive Committee

 
Title Name
Chair Brian Lai
Member TBA
Member TBA
Member TBA
Member Fred Solt

Departmental Relations

Departmental Relations Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Ombudsperson Kelly Kadera

Faculty Meetings

Faculty Meetings for Political Science
Title Name
Coordinator Douglas Dion

Undergraduate Studies Committee

Undergraduate Studies Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Tom Rice
Member Julianna Pacheco
Member Ronald McMullen
Member Martha Kirby

Graduate Studies Committee

Graduate Studies Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Fred Solt
Member Caroline Tolbert
Member Rene Rocha
Member Frederick Boehmke 

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Events

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Eventsfor Political Science
Title Name
Co-Chairs Tracy Osborn and Frederick Boehmke
Member Timothy Hagle
Member Sara Mitchell
Member William Reisinger

Faculty Assembly Representative

Faculty Assembly Representative for Political Science
Title Name
Unit Representative Elizabeth Menninga
Alternate Representative Douglas Dion

Computing & Technology Committee

Computing & Technology Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Bryce Dietrich
Member Elizabeth Menninga

Public Outreach & Engagement Committee

Public Outreach & Engagement Committee
Title Name
Chairs Caroline Tolbert
Member Tom Rice
Member Timothy Hagle
Member John Nelson

Iowa Women Studying Politics Committee

Iowa Women Studying Politics Committee
Title Name
Co-chairs Julianna Pacheco and Caroline Tolbert (Fall 20)
Caroline Tolbert and Kelly Kadera (Spring 21)
Member Kelly Kadera (Fall 20)
Member Elizabeth Menninga
Member Tracy Osborn
Member Elise Pizzi
Member Sara Mitchell
Member Julianna Pacheco (Spring 21)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Title Name
Chair Rene Rocha
Member Elise Pizzi
Member William Reisinger