Deirdre M. Condit, Ph.D.
Associate professor and chair
Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science students gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; education; electoral politics; and research.
The Department of Political Science faculty includes professors with a broad spectrum of expertise in public sector management, international affairs, genocide and human rights, feminist political theory, international and comparative health, Russian politics, human security, U.S. presidential decision-making for national security and foreign policy, Asian politics, Middle Eastern politics and societies, and U.S. information/secrecy politics.