Department Contacts

Justin Phillips
Department Chair

Turkuler Isiksel
Deputy Chair

Allison Carnegie
Director of Graduate Studies

Chiara Superti
M.A. Program Director

Robert Shapiro
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Shigeo Hirano
American politics

Timothy Frye
Comparative politics

Richard Betts
International relations

Karuna Mantena
Political theory

Donald P. Green
Methods

Director of Undergraduate Studies 

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Robert Shapiro, oversees the department's undergraduate programs. He is available during his office hours and by appointment. While students should first seek advising at the undergraduate advising office, the Graduate Student Advisers or Academic Affairs Coordinator will refer students in exceptional situations to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Graduate Student Advisers

Beatrice MontanoUrte Peteris, and Norashiqin Toh are the Graduate Student Advisers for the Spring 2022 semester. Their virtual office hours are Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 p.m. They are also available by appointment. To arrange an appointment, please send an email request to them at [email protected]

Economics-Political Science Adviser 

Economics-Political Science majors may consult Professor Carlo Prato during his office hours and by appointment. Economics-Political Science majors should also consult an Undergraduate Adviser for program planning and planning form approval.

Political Science-Statistics Adviser 

Political Science-Statistics majors may consult Professor Naoki Egami during his office hours and by appointment. Political Science-Statistics majors should also consult an Undergraduate Adviser for program planning and planning form approval.

Director of Academic Affairs and Administration

Kay Achar is available to provide general help and information regarding the department's undergraduate programs and department administration.

Kay Achar
Director of Academic Administration and Finance

Betty Howe
Administrative Assistant

To be named
Academic Affairs Coordinator

Holly Martis
Graduate Programs Coordinator

Emily Prince
Business Manager

Michael Scott
Financial Assistant

Eric Vlach
Systems Administrator