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Faculty in Political Science are active scholars and devoted teachers, offering students individual attention and close supervision in small programs. Click on their names to learn more about them.



Roy Amore
Ph.D., Columbia University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2405 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1132

Research interests: Comparative Asian politics; engaged Buddhism; world religions and politics


William P. Anderson
Professor, Cross-Border Institute (CBI)
Ph.D., Boston University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2366 / Office: Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre 218

Research interests: Economic geography; transportation studies; international trade, urban geography; energy and environmental studies; urban and regional economic modelling; US-Canada relations; interregional and international migration; quantitative methods; political geography


Stephen Brooks
Ph.D., Carleton University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2352 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1138

Research interests: Canadian politics; American politics; Canada-U.S. relations; public and cultural diplomacy


Cheryl N. Collier
Associate Professor
Acting Department Head (until July 2018)
Co-Director, Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2351 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1141

Research interests: Women, gender and politics; comparative and Canadian public policy; federalism and provincial politics; social movements; social policy


Jamey Essex
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2358 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1139

Research interests: Political geography and geopolitics; globalization and development; agriculture and food; international political economy


Anna Lanoszka
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Dalhousie University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2355 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1160

Research interests: International relations; political economy of trade and development; theories of globalization and democratization


Elena Maltseva
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2175 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1158

Research interests: Comparative politics; comparative public policy; political behavior and democratic politics


Lydia Miljan
Associate Professor
Director, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Program
Ph.D., University of Calgary

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2361 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1155

Research interests: Public policy; politics and the media; research methodology


Acting Undergraduate Chair (until July 2018)

Ph.D., Durham University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 5020 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1142

Research interests: International relations; comparative politics of the developing world; Middle East politics


Jesse Salah Ovadia
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., York University

Email: / Twitter: @js_ovadia / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2353 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1136

Research interests: International and comparative political economy; African politics; development theory; oil and resource politics


Emmanuelle Richez
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., McGill University

Email: / Twitter: @emmarichez / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2395 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1154

Research interests: Canadian and Québec politics; judicial and constitutional politics; cultural diversity management policies and nationalism


Andrew Richter
Associate Professor
Ph.D., York University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2354 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1148

Research interests: International relations and strategic studies; defence studies; weapons proliferation; Canadian foreign policy


John Sutcliffe
Associate Professor
On Leave - (until July 2018)

Ph.D., Cambridge University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2347 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1147

Research interests: European and comparative politics; international relations


James H. Wittebols
Graduate Chair
Ph.D., Washington State University

Email: / Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2909 / Office: Chrysler Hall North 1156

Research interests: Research at the intersection of media, culture, and politics



Sarah Dunphy,, Ph.D., Dalhousie University (Adjunct Assistant)
Robert Heuton,, Ph.D., Wayne State University (Adjunct Assistant)
Joseph Comartin,, LL.B., University of Windsor (Political Scientist in Residence)





Joan P. Boase, Ph.D., York University, faculty since 1988
E. Donald Briggs,, Ph.D., University of London, faculty since 1963
C. Lloyd Brown-John, Ph.D., University of Toronto, faculty since 1968
Bruce Edward Burton, M.Soc.Sc., University of The Hague, faculty since 1966
Terence A. Keenleyside, Ph.D., University of London, faculty since 1971
Robert Krause,, M.A., University of Windsor, faculty since 1970
Howard Pawley,, PC; OC; OM; QC; BA; LLB; LLD, University of Windsor (In memoriam)
Trevor Price, Ph.D., Queen's University, faculty since 1968 (In memoriam)
Walter Soderlund,, Ph.D., University of Michigan, faculty since 1968
Ihor Stebelsky,, Ph.D., University of Washington, faculty since 1968
Ronald Wagenberg, Ph.D., University of London, faculty since 1963 
David Wurfel, Ph.D., Cornell University, faculty since 1968



Martha Lee
Professor and Assistant Provost for Inter-Faculty Programs
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Cecil Houston
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Michael Bell
Ambassador to Jordan, Israel and Egypt
M.A. and B.A., University of Windsor