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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

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

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2366
Office: Essex Hall 207

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

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

Research interests: Political influence of intellectuals; political thought in Canada and the United States; federalism; public policy


Cheryl N. Collier
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Chair
Co-Director, Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women
Ph.D., University of Toronto

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
Chair, Environmental Studies Program (Inter-Faculty Programs)
Ph.D., Syracuse University

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 and Marxist theory


Cecil Houston
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2364
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1150

Research interests: Higher education; Green Corridor; Ireland and Irish immigration; diaspora studies


Anna Lanoszka
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Dalhousie University

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


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

In Memoriam


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

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
Assistant Provost, The Centre for Inter-Faculty Programs
Director, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Program (Inter-Faculty Programs)
Ph.D., University of Calgary

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

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


Tom Najem
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Durham University

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

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


Emmanuelle Richez
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., McGill University

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

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
Department Head

Ph.D., Cambridge University

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

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

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



Joanna Sweet,, Ph.D., Carleton University; B.A., M.A., LL.B., University of Windsor



Michael, M.A., University of Windsor (Adjunct Associate)
Sarah, Ph.D., Dalhousie University (Adjunct Assistant)
Robert Heuton,, Ph.D., Wayne State University (Adjunct Assistant)



Robert Dienesch,
Sarah Dunphy, 
Robert Heuton
Saverpierre Maggio, 



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
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