Phone:
(810) 762-3471
Email:
pegkahn@umflint.edu
Political Science

Peggy Kahn, PhD

David M. French Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Education: PhD. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1984; M.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1976; B.A. Politics and History, Oberlin College, 1975

Courses:

  • POL 190    Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL 345    European Politics
  • POL 349/549    Politics of the European Union
  • POL 342/542    Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
  • POL 331/POL 531/SOC 362/ WGS 331   Women, Gender, and Work
  • SST 201  Introduction to Social Studies: Food and Hunger
  • UNV 100  Food and Hunger

Research interests:

  • women's employment and work-family dilemmas
  • low-income families' access to public services and benefits
  • low-income families' economic security
Phone:
(810) 762-3354
Email:
dauda@umflint.edu
Political Science

Dauda Abubakar, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies

Education: PhD, Political Science. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986; MA, Political Science. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982; B Sc, Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), 1978.

Courses:

  • AFA 130 Introduction to Africa in Global Politics
  • POL 190 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • AFA/POL 304 Black Social and Political Movements
  • AFA 333/POL 334/533/534 Human Rights in Africa
  • POL 340 African Politics
  • AFA 351 U.S. Foreign Policy toward Africa
  • POL 355 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts
  • AFA 364 Conflicts and Humanitarian Intervention in Africa
  • POL 347 Middle East Politics
  • UNV 100 Never Again? The Holocaust and Genocides in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Research interests:

  • international human rights and human rights in Africa
  • politics and elections in Nigeria
  • the politics of oil in Nigeria and the Middle East
Phone:
(810) 762-3470
Email:
dhummel@umflint.edu
Political Science - Public Administration

Daniel Hummel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Education: Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, School of Public Administration, 2013; MPA University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009; BA International Politics, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Courses:

  • PUB 500 Politics, Policy and Public Administration
  • PUB 518 Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector
  • PUB 596 Intergovernmental Relations
  • PUB 502 Public Sector Management
  • POL 311 American State and Local Government

Research Interests: 

  • local government economic development
  • municipal fiscal stress
  • the right-sizing paradigm
  • subjective well-being
  • immigration
  • civic crowdfunding 
Phone:
(810) 762-3470
Email:
kosnoski@umflint.edu
Political Science

Jason Kosnoski, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

Education: Ph.D. New School For Social Research, Political Science, 2003; M.A. University of Virginia (Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs), 1995; B.A. Drew University, 1992

Courses:

  • POL 120 American National Government and Politics
  • POL 261 Introduction to Political Theory
  • POL 360 Ancient Greek Political Theory
  • POL 361 Modern Democratic Thought
  • POL 365 Marxist Political Thought
  • POL 375 The Labor Movement and American Politics
  • POL 401 American Political Thought

Research Interests:

  • Democratic Theory
  • Theories of Public Space
  • Pragmatism
  • Marxism
Phone:
(810) 762-3470
Email:
dmunroe@umflint.edu
Political Science

Derwin Munroe

Lecturer IV in Political Science, Campus Pre-Law Advisor

Education: B.A.,Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, University of the West Indies, 1986; M.Phil. Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, 1989; ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Analysis, University of Michigan, 2014

Courses: 

  • POL 190 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL/INT 230 International Relations
  • POL/EGR 235 Global Energy
  • POL/PUB 301 Research Seminar
  • POL 330/540 Political Economy of Development
  • POL 333/533 International Law and Institutions
  • POL 344/544 Latin American Politics
  • POL 437/537 US Foreign Policy

Research interests:

  • Politics of energy
  • Economic development in developing countries
Phone:
(810) 762-3470
Email:
kimsaks@umflint.edu
Political Science

Kimberly Saks McManaway

Lecturer III

Education: B.A. Eastern Michigan University, Political Science/French, 2003; J.D. University of Detroit Mercy, 2006; M.A. in Political Science, Wayne State University, 2011; Member, State Bar of Michigan

Courses:

  • POL 120 American National Government and Politics
  • POL 310 US Political Institutions
  • POL 323 The U.S. Congress
  • POL 329/529 Civil Liberties and the Constitution
  • POL 420/520 Law and Administrative Processes
  • POL 422/522 Environmental Law and Public Policy

Research interests:

  • Political representation and electoral decision-making
  • Gender and politics, gender and public policy
  • Law and public policy
  • Political behavior
Phone:
(810) 762-3412
Email:
jerolson@umflint.edu
Political Science

Jeremiah Olson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kentucky, 2013; MPA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008; BA, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Courses: 

  • POL 120 American National Government and Politics
  • POL 303 Politics and Public Policy
  • POL 387 Sex, Drugs, and Politics
  • PUB 501 Administrative Organizations and Behavior
  • PUB 504 Public Administration Ethics

Research interests:

  • Conditions in U.S. prisons
  • Race and prisoner treatment
  • Administration of U.S. prisons

 

Phone:
(810) 762-3470
Email:
sshivnen@umflint
Political Science

Suzanne Shivnen

Department Secretary

Education: BA from Western Michigan University

Suzanne Shivnen has been employed at UM-Flint as the Political Science secretary since 2005. She holds a BBA from Western Michigan University. She was previously employed as a human relations specialist by MCI corporation.