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Ms. Emerald Lopes
Administrative Assistant
Howley Hall, 318
Phone: 401-865-2434​
Fax: 401-865-1222

Dr. William Hudson
Department Chair
Howley 319
Phone: 401-865-2621


Teaching in one of the PC’s largest departments, political science faculty members possess expertise in an array of fields. Their scholarly specialties cover the important political, economic, and social issues that are present in an ever-changing, globalized world.

These subjects include campaigns and elections, Latino and black politics, civic engagement, international relations and security, human rights, the news media, race and gender, social justice, and constitutional law.

Our faculty members have written well-regarded academic books and articles, and we regularly present research at conferences organized by regional, national, and international political science associations.

We hold doctoral degrees from Brown, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Michigan State, Rutgers, SUNY-Buffalo, Syracuse, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of North Carolina.

Click the names of the faculty members in the menu at left for more information about them and how to contact them. 

Emeritus Faculty

  • Jim Carlson:

  • Susan Marsh

  • Robert Trudeau:

  • Zygmunt Friedemann

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