Associate Professor, Political Science Department
Phone: (920) 424-0924
Office: Sage Hall 4628
Outside of the classroom I work with students through focused independent study. I work closely with each independent study student as they devise their own research project and carry it out to completion. These endeavors sometimes lead to publication, in Oshkosh Scholar for example. Independent studies have included: "Politics of Dystopia and Utopia" with Joshua Cowles, "Resource Politics in Latin America" with Sara Nighbor, "Civic Education: How to Increase Civic Participation" with Stephanie Adkins (which won a ‘paper of the year’ award in the College of Letters and Science in 2008); the "Effects of Agricultural Trade Policies on Development" with Brenna Ranzen; and Demetria Dickinson’s Latin America Capstone Research Project in 2011. In 2012 I am co-advising (with Tracy Slagter) Molly Kopplin's thesis on women's rights and legal systems. I also work directly with students on my own research. As part of my multi-year National Science Foundation grant for the research I have been able to hire several Political Science and International Studies students to work directly on the research with me, including Martin McGee, Hope Schuhart, Brenna Ranzen, and Courtney Bichler.
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