Full-time Faculty

Department Chair

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science Department
Ph.D., Yale University
303 Meserve Hall
617-373-3876
m.orenstein@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Politics, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Economy of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe, Pension Privatization, Economic Reform

Full-time Faculty

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
215-F Renaissance Park
617-373-2796
m.abrahms@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Security, International Relations Theory, Asymmetric Conflict, Terrorism
Associate Professor of Political Science
J.D., Ph.D., SUNY, University at Buffalo
225-K Renaissance Park
617-373-2783
a.barreto@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Law, Latino Politics
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., New York University
317 Meserve Hall
617-373-2796
n.beauchamp@neu.edu
Areas of Study: American Politics, Political Psychology, Online and Social Networks, Political Methodology
Academic Specialist
Ph.D., University of Newcastle, UK
307A Meserve Hall
617-373-4402
n.bormann@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Relations; European Politics; ideas of trauma, memory and ethics
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Ph.D., Columbia University
360-G Renaissance Park
617-373-8900
j.connolly@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Urban Planning, Poverty, Geographic Information Services (GIS), Environmental Stewardship, Organizational Networks
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University
Renaissance Park
617-373-2796
m.cross@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Relations, European Foreign and Security Policy, Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Soft/Smart Power, Transnational Networks
Academic Specialist
Ph.D., Northeastern University
318 Meserve Hall
617-373-8496
p.d’agati@neu.edu
Areas of Study:International Relations and Diplomacy, Ethnicity & Nationalism, Olympics & Politic, Middle East Studies, European Studies, and Media, Film, & Politics.
Michael S. Dukakis
Distinguished Professor of Political Science
J.D., Harvard University
327 Meserve Hall
617-373-4396
m.dukakis@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Public Policy, Health Policy and Politics, State and Local Government, Public Management
Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Resilience Studies; Director, Master of Security and Resilience Studies Program; Co-Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
215-K Renaissance Park
617-470-7675
s.flynn@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Critical Infrastructure Resilience; Maritime, Supply Chain, and Transportation Security; Terrorism; Catastrophic Disasters
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Sadeleer Research Faculty
Ph.D., University of Geneva, Switzerland
210-L Renaissance Park
617-373-2879
denisegarcia@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Security through international norms and International Law, global norms on arms, International Humanitarian Law (passion for the Law of the Sea)
Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
319 Meserve Hall
617-373-2799
r.gilbert@neu.edu
Areas of Study: American Politics, Presidency, Parties and Elections, Media and Politics
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Iowa
313 Meserve Hall
617-373-5957
r.hedlund@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Legislative Politics, Public Policy, Methodology
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Ph.D., Rutgers University
215-H Renaissance Park
617-373-7880
d.horn@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Transnational Activism, Feminist International Relations, International Relations Theory, Democratization and Civil Society
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Illinois
310-Q Renaissance Park
617-373-4401
b.jimenez@neu.edu
Areas of Study: State and Local Public Finance, Fiscal Federalism, Public Budgeting, Performance Management and Strategic Management
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Indiana University
360-C Renaissance Park
617-373-4401
w.kay@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Public Policy and Administration, Organization Theory, Science and Technology Policy
Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences
Ph.D., University of Michigan– Ann Arbor
132 Nightingale Hall
617-329-1010
d.lazer@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Network Analysis, Technology and Public Policy
Lecturer for International Affairs Program
Ph.D., University of Florida
210D Renaissance Park
617-373-4697
i.livanis@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Affairs, Comparative Public Policy, The European Union and Governance
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Harvard University
349 Meserve Hall
617-373-4410
w.mayer@neu.edu
Areas of Study: American politics; public opinion; media and politics
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Harvard University
343 Meserve Hall
617-373-4403
e.mcdonagh@neu.edu
Areas of Study: American Politics, Gender and the Law, American Political Development, Methodology
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
323 Meserve Hall
617-373-3950
b.miles@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative Politics, Political Development, Political Culture, Religion and Politics, Music and Politics
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Brown University
303 Meserve Hall
617-373-4408
s.ogden@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Democratization and Development in China; International Relations, US-China Relations, US Policy towards Asia
Professor of Political Science and Chair of MA and PhD programs
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
353 Meserve Hall
617-373-3391
j.portz@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Public Policy and Administration, Education Policy, State and Local Government
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Brown University
313 Meserve Hall
617-373-4399
d.rochefort@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Public Policy, Health and Mental Health Care, Social Welfare, Methodology, Community-Based Research, Student Leadership
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
215-L Renaissance Park
617-373-4411
k.rodinehardy@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative/International Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Europe
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Texas
351 Meserve Hall
617-373-4412
d.schmitt@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Northern Ireland, Ethnic Conflict, U.S. National Security Policy
Professor of Political Science and Director of Middle East Center
Ph.D., University of Michigan
210-P Renaissance Park
617-373-4409
d.sullivan@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Comparative Politics, Middle East Studies, Islamism, Egyptian Politics, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
360-D Renaissance Park
617-373-2780
m.tolley@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Public Law, Judicial Process, Comparative Constitutionalism, American Politics
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of Master of Public Administration Program

Ph.D., M.P.P., University of Maryland Graduate School Baltimore
310-P Renaissance Park
617-373-2619
vicino@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Urban Public Policy, Political Economy of Metropolitan Areas, Suburbanization and Smart Growth, Globalization and the City, Comparative Urban Studies of Brazil
Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
225-E Renaissance Park
617-373-2796
d.waxman@neu.edu
Areas of Study: International Relations, Middle East Politics, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Politics and Society, Jewish Politics, Diaspora Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy

Affiliated Full-time Faculty from other Departments at Northeastern

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.

Barry Bluestone
Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Areas of Study: Political Economy, Income Distribution, Business and Industrial Policy, Labor-management Relations, Higher Education Finance, Urban and Regional Economic Development
Peter Boynton
Founding Co-Director of Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security Northeastern University
Areas of Study: Homeland Security
Christopher J. Bosso
Professor and Associate Dean in School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Director of Nanotechnology & Society Research Group
Areas of Study: Science and Technology Policy, Environmental Policy, the Politics of Food Safety, Public Policymaking
Alan Clayton-Matthews
Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Areas of Study: Economics, Quantitative Methodology, Public Policy, Social Welfare Policy
Laurie Dopkins
Director of Graduate Programs for School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Director of Online Operations for Master of Public Administration Program
Areas of Study: Non-profit Capacity Building, Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation
Joan Fitzgerald
Professor and Director of Law and Public Policy Program
Areas of Study: Urban and State Economic Development, Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Policy and Planning, Workforce Development
Lori M. Gardinier
Associate Academic Specialist and Director of Human Services Program
Areas of Study: Non-profit Program Planning, Development and Management, Tenant/landlord Law, Homelessness, Counseling and Advocacy Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
Greg Goodale
Assistant Professor in Communication Studies
Areas of Study: Political Communication, Political Rhetoric, Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship
Richard Katula
Professor in Communication Studies
Areas of Study: Political Communication, Political Rhetoric, Public Discourse
Marion Mason
Assistant Director of John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
Areas of Study: Social Change & Inequities, Community Development, Capacity Building in Urban Communities, Multi-Ethnic Churches, Public Administration, Management & Policy
Gavin M. Shatkin
Associate Professor, Public Policy & Architecture
Areas of Study: Globalization and urban poverty in Southeast Asian cities
Richard L. O’Bryant
Director of John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
Areas of Study: Science and Technology Policy and politics, Urban and Regional studies and Politics, Urban and Community Technology, Community-Based Research
Daniel Urman
Visiting Scholar and Director of Executive Doctorate of Law and Public Policy
Areas of Study: Law and Legal Reasoning, Judicial Nominations and Processes, American Foreign Policy, American Politics

Professor Emeriti

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Harvard University
339 Meserve Hall
617-373-4395
g.bursey@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Political Theory (classical, modern, and contemporary) American Political Thought, Revolution, Terrorism, Crisis Politics
Professor Emeritus and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Public Life Emeritus
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
341 Meserve Hall
617-373-2349
w.crotty@neu.edu
Areas of Study: American Political Parties and Elections, Political Representation and Public Policy, Democratization
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
301 Meserve Hall
617-373-2796
m.goldman@neu.edu
Areas of Study: Communist and Post-Communist Russian Politics and Foreign Policy; Communist and Post-Communist Political Development in Central/Eastern (Balkan) Europe; Western Europe, especially Britain, France, and Germany