Visiting Professors and Part-time Faculty

The Department of Political Science and College of Social Sciences and Humanities relies heavily on an interdisciplinary environment in which full-time faculty and lecturers from other Departments and Programs at Northeastern teach and work with our students and faculty.  We also utilize part-time lecturers to teach individual courses.  These lecturers often bring years of academic or professional experience to the courses they teach, supplementing those taught by our full-time faculty.  Some of these are Doctoral Candidates teaching undergraduate courses in their areas of interest.

Visiting Professors

Mark Lichbach
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Professor, University of Maryland

Ryan Kennedy
PhD, The Ohio State University
Professor, University of Houston

Part-time Faculty

Dan Ahern
MPA, Northeastern University
President, Clarus Group

Richard Arenberg
MA, Boston University
Former Staff to Senators Paul Tsongas, George Mitchell, and Carl Levin
Click here for an oral history on Professor Arenberg’s many years of service in the U.S. Senate

Thomas F. Birmingham
JD, Harvard Law School; Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University
Senior Counsel at the law firm of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, and Former President of the Massachusetts Senate

Ann Braga
JD, Suffolk University Law School; MPA, The University of Connecticut
Compliance Officer for the City of Boston

Brittany Carpenter Cunningham
PhD, University of Louisville
Research Analyst for the American Institutes for Research

Ian Coyle
MPA, State University of New York, University at Albany
Deputy County Administrator for the County of Livingston, New York

John Dunlap
MPA, Northeastern University
Chief of Personnel & Labor Relations, City of Boston

Neenah Estrella-Luna
PhD, Northeastern University;  MPH, Boston University

Alysha G. Glazier
JD, Suffolk University
Assistant Director, Office of Human Resources, City of Boston

James J. Gorske
MBA, Nichols College
Executive Director, AdCare Educational Institute

James Hoyte
JD, Harvard University
Assistant to the President and Lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University

Mel Kleckner
MPA, Suffolk University; Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, Harvard University
Town Administrator, Town of Brookline

William Lovely III

Yoav Mehozay
PhD, New School for Social Research

Lawrence Overlan
MBA, University of Notre Dame; MA, University of Alabama

Robert D. Pritchard
Ph.D., Northeastern University

Jennifer Ring
MPA, Indiana University-Bloomington
Senior Director of Development Operations, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Anny Rivera-Ottenberger
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gary Sasse
MPA, University of Missouri
Former Executive Director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council

Sarah Stanton
MPA, Northeastern University
Chief Financial Officer for the City of Salem, MA

Elaine M. Walker
MBA, Eastern Michigan University

Martha M. Walz
JD, New York University; MPA, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
Massachusetts State Representative

Doctoral Candidate Lecturers

Diane Bulpett

Jarvis Chen

Veronica Czastkiewicz

Julie Garey

Claudia Larson

Jennapher Lunde Seefeldt

Mladen Mrdalj