Departmental Governance

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Departmental Office

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

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Director of Graduate Studies Tracy Osborn
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 Kelly Kadera (Su22)
Member Tracy Osborn (Su22)

Departmental Relations

Departmental Relations Listing for Political Science
Title Name
Ombudsperson Julianna Pacheco

Faculty Meetings

Faculty Meetings for Political Science
Title Name
Coordinator Brian Lai

Undergraduate Studies Committee

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

Graduate Studies Committee

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

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Events

Committee for Visiting Speakers & Other Special Eventsfor Political Science
Title Name
Chair Frederick Boehmke
Member Timothy Hagle
Member Sara Mitchell
Member William Reisinger
Member Marina Zaloznaya

Faculty Assembly Representative

Faculty Assembly Representative for Political Science
Title Name
Unit Representative Bryce Dietrich
Alternate Representative Ronald McMullen

Computing & Technology Committee

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

Public Outreach & Engagement Committee

Public Outreach & Engagement Committee
Title Name
Chairs Caroline Tolbert
Member Fred Solt
Member Timothy Hagle
Member John Nelson

Iowa Women Studying Politics Committee

Iowa Women Studying Politics Committee
Title Name
Co-Chairs Kelly Kadera (Fa21), Tracy Osborn (AY21-22), Sara Mitchell (Sp22)
Member Elizabeth Menninga
Member Caroline Tolbert
Member Elise Pizzi
Member Julianna Pacheco
Member Marina Zalonzaya

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

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