Departmental Governance

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Departmental Office

Departmental Office Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Chair (Executive Officer) Wenfang Tang
Department Administrator Jessica Herndon
Undergraduate Program Coordinator Wendy Sandersfeld

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Director of Graduate Studies William Reisinger
Placement Director Rene Rocha

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Internships Brian Lai
Director of Departmental Honors Program Rene Rocha
Adviser Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society John Nelson
Senior Undergraduate Adviser Martha Kirby

Departmental Executive Committee

Departmental Executive Committee Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Wenfang Tang
Member Brian Lai (tenured)
Member Julie Pacheco (tenured)
Member Kelly Kadera (tenured)
Member Elizabeth Menninga (untenured)

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 Brian Lai
Member Caroline Tolbert
Member Timothy Hagle
Member Rene Rocha
Member Ronald McMullen

Graduate Studies Committee

Graduate Studies Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair William Reisinger
Member Tracy Osborn
Member Julie Pacheco
Member (vacant)
Member Frederick Solt

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Events

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Eventsfor Political Science
Title Name
Chair Caroline Tolbert
Member Julie Pacheco
Member William Reisinger
Member (vacant)

Faculty Assembly Representative

Faculty Assembly Representative for Political Science
Title Name
Unit Representative Elizabeth Menninga
Elected Representative TBA

Faculty Senate Representative

Faculty Senate Representative for Political Science
Title Name
Elected Representative (vacant)

Computing & Technology Committee

Computing & Technology Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Frederick Solt
Member Elizabeth Menninga
Member Bryce Dietrich
Graduate Student Member Desmond Wallace

Alumni Relations Committee

Alumni Relations Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair William Reisinger
Member Tracy Osborn
Member Elise Pizzi

Distance & Professional Education Committee

Distance & Professional Education Committee for Political Science
Title Name
Chair Sara Mitchell
Member Brian Lai
Member Caroline Tolbert
Member (vacant)