Our faculty have worked as campaign advisers, political consultants, for the Peace Corps and the United Nations. They have published research on global governance and Pakistani politics; on how religion, gender, and ethnic identity matter in American politics; on economic development and environmental politics.

And we all really, really enjoy teaching.

  • Michael Byron Nelson

    Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Political Science

    Director, Center for Civic and Social Change

    Instructor, Rock Climbing

    Office phone: 309-457-2422
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  • Andre P. Audette

    Associate Professor, Political Science
    Coordinator, Pre-Law

    Office phone: 309-457-2102
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  • Robin Johnson

    Adjunct Professor, Political Science

    Office phone: 309-457-2407
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  • Jessica Vivian

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

    Office phone: 309-457-2446
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Political Science News

  • Political Science Professor Farhat Haq delivers a presentation on her new book, Sharia and the State in Pakistan.

    Professor Haq publishes book on Pakistan

    Political Science Professor Farhat Haq, left, published Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics in summer 2019. The book analyzes the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state while addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws.
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  • Political Science Professor Andre Audette

    Professor Audette on the Iowa Caucus

    Professor Andre Audette appeared on on WGIL-FM in early February 2020 to discuss the controversial Iowa Democratic caucuses. Click here to listen to the interview.
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  • Professor Haq interviewed about Trump meeting with Imran Khan

    Professor Farhat Haq was interviewed by a number of media outlets, including The Washington Times, to offer her analysis of the July 2019 meeting at the White House between President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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