ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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current faculty

Phone:
(810) 762-3130
Email:
dmunroe@umich.edu
Political Science

Derwin Munroe

Lecturer IV in Political Science, Campus Pre-Law Advisor, Department Chair

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 in Politics and Policy (Capstone)
  • POL 330/540 Political Economy of Development
  • POL 333/533 International Law and Organizations
  • POL 344/544 Latin American Politics
  • POL 437/537 US Foreign Policy

Research interests:

  • Politics of energy
  • Economic development in developing countries
Email:
dauda@umich.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) 762-3473
Email:
kosnoski@umich.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 U.S. National Government and Politics
  • POL 261 Introduction to Political Theory
  • POL 360 Ancient Greek Political Theory
  • POL 361 Modern Democratic Political Thought
  • POL 365 Marxist Political Thought
  • POL 375 Politics and U.S. Labor
  • POL 401/501 U.S. Political Thought

Research Interests:

  • Democratic Theory
  • Theories of Public Space
  • Pragmatism
  • Marxism
Email:
kglorent@umich.edu
Political Science

Kevin Lorentz II, Ph.D

Lecturer I

Education: B.A., Political Science/History, Saginaw Valley State University, 2009; Ph.D., Political Science, Wayne State University, 2019.

Courses:

  • POL 120 U.S. National Government and Politics
  • POL 329 Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Research Interests:

  • American Constitutional law and theory
  • Judicial politics
  • Civic education
Email:
morckel@umich.edu
Political Science

Victoria Morckel, Ph. D, AICP

Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy

Education: PhD in City & Regional Planning, Ohio State University, 2012; MCRP in City & Regional Planning, Ohio State University, 2011; BS in Social Studies Education, Youngstown State University, 2008; AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners), 2017

Courses

  • URP 111: Introduction to Urban Geography & Planning
  • URP 116: Human Geography
  • URP 140: Healthy Plant, Healthy People: Shaping a Sustainable Healthy Future
  • URP 212: Urban Design
  • URP 310: Reading the City: Urban Planning History, Theory, Law
  • URP 411: Reimagining Legacy Cities

Research Interests

  • Land use planing, urban planning, urban studies, public policy
  • Shrinking/legacy cities; causes and consequenses of population decline
  • Property vacancy, housing abandonment, blight
Phone:
(810) 762-3472
Email:
kimsaks@umich.edu
Political Science

Kimberly Saks McManaway, Ph.D

Lecturer IV & MPA Director

Education: B.A. Eastern Michigan University, Political Science/French, 2003; J.D. University of Detroit Mercy, 2006; Ph.D. in Political Science, Wayne State University, 2019; Member, State Bar of Michigan

Courses:

  • POL 120 U.S. National Government and Politics
  • POL 310/511 U.S. 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@umich.edu
Political Science

Jeremiah Wade-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 U.S. National Government and Politics
  • POL 303 Politics and Public Policy
  • POL 387 Sex, Drugs, and Politics
  • PUB 501 Administrative Organization and Behavior
  • PUB 504 Ethical Issues in Public Administration

Research interests:

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

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Retired Faculty

Email:
pegkahn@umich.edu
Political Science

Peggy Kahn, PhD

David M. French Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Political Science 

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

Courses (occasionally offered):

  • POL 190 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL 331/POL 531/SCO 362/WGS 331 Women, Gender, and Employment
  • PUB 505 Health Policy

Research and Community Interests:

  • Women's employment and work-family dilemmas
  • Low-income families' access to public health benefits and services
  • Health care access and enrollment
  • COVID-19 Public health and social welfare policies