Department Chair
Kristine Mitchell
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2006).
Denny Hall Room 7
(717) 245-1220
Contributing Faculty
Michael D. Beevers
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2011).
Kaufman Building Room 106
(717) 254-8036 |
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1993; M.S., M.P.A., University of Washington, 2004; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2011.

His interests include environmental policy, global environmental politics, environmental security, development, globalization, peacebuilding and African Politics. His current research examines environmental and natural resource governance in war-torn societies - with a particular focus on forests, diamonds and minerals in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has worked as a research associate at Princeton University and as a consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme and World Resources Institute. He was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger.
Russell Bova
Professor of Political Science; Walter E. Beach '56 Chair in Political Science (1982).
Denny Hall Room 101
(717) 245-1550 |
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977; M.A., Indiana University, 1980; Ph.D., 1985.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2010-11

Professor Bova teaches a variety of courses on international relations and comparative politics. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on Russian politics and comparative democratization. The second edition of his international relations text, How the World Works, was published in 2012.
Michael J. Fratantuono
Associate Professor of International Studies, Business and Management (1988).
Althouse Hall Room 217
(717) 245-1075 |
B.A., Brown University, 1974; M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1982; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1988.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2004-2005; Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2005-06.

Professor Fratantuono is interested in international economics, government-business relations, and U.S. foreign economic policy. He has worked as a project manager in the software development industry. He has also been visiting professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.
Jeffrey McCausland
Visiting Professor of International Security Studies (2010).
61 North West St.
(717) 245-1059 |

Dr. McCausland serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. McCausland is also the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. Diamond6 conducts executive leadership workshops for corporate, public, and non-profit leadership teams across the United States.
Kristine Mitchell
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2006).
Denny Hall Room 7
(717) 245-1220 |
B.A., Oberlin College, 1997; M.A., Princeton University, 2003; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Mitchell's teaching and research interests include European and EU politics, political identities, and labor politics. She has conducted field research across Western Europe and has held visiting and short-term appointments at the Institute for European Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for European Studies at New York University, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, and the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.
Harold L. Pohlman
Professor of Political Science; A. Lee Fritschler Professor of Public Policy (1983).
Denny Hall Room 301
(717) 254-8326 |
B.A., University of Dayton, 1974; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1982.

Professor Pohlman’s teaching interests include American constitutional law, other law-related courses, and political and legal philosophy. Recent publications: Professor Pohlman’s undergraduate constitutional law textbook, Terrorism and the Constitution: The Post-9/11 Cases was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2008. His book May It Amuse the Court: Editorial Cartoons of the Supreme Court and Constitution (with Michael A. Kahn) was published by Hill Street Press in 2005. He has also published three recent volumes in the second revised edition of Rowman and Littlefield’s Constitutional Debate in Action series: Civil Rights and Liberties (2005), Criminal Justice (2005), and Governmental Powers (2004).
Shalom D. Staub
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (2004).
West College (Old West) 2nd Floor
(717) 254-8917 |
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1977; M.A., 1978; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1985.

His research and teaching interests focus on 1) various dimensions of conflict analysis, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and 2) the ethnography of religious experience, including “folk” religion, religion and conflict, and the intersection of religion with race, ethnicity, and gender. These interests play out in his courses on conflict and conflict resolution studies, religion and conflict, ethnography of Jewish experience, folk religious practices in the Middle East and North Africa, and immigration and religious diversity in the US.
Douglas T. Stuart
(on sabbatical Spring 2017)
Professor of Political Science and International Studies; J. William Stuart and Helen D. Stuart Chair in International Studies, Business and Management; Adjunct Professor, U.S. Army War College (1986).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105B
(717) 245-1930 |
B.A., Marist College, 1970; M.A., University of Southern California, 1974; Ph.D., 1979.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1990-1991; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1995-1996.

His teaching and research interests include American foreign policy, national security affairs, Asian and West European security. Dr. Stuart is also an Adjunct Professor at the U.S. Army War College.
Edward Webb
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2007).
Denny Hall Room 202
(717) 245-1009 |
B.A., Cambridge University, 1992; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2003; Ph.D., 2007.

His teaching and research activities are mainly in Middle East politics, comparative politics and international relations. He contributes to Middle East Studies and Security Studies. He has particular interests in the interaction of religions and politics and the politics of education, as well as authoritarianism and empire. His interest in pedagogical applications of new technologies, including simulations, games, and social media, has led to him being appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. A former diplomat, he has lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe. Recent publications: Professor Webb contributed a chapter on “Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism” to 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, edited by Ishiyama & Breuning (2011) and a chapter, “Should the Daleks Be Exterminated?” (with Mark Wardecker) to Doctor Who and Philosophy, edited by Smithka & Lewis (2010). His article “Engaging Students with Engaging Tools” was published in Educause Quarterly in 2009.
Andrew T. Wolff
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2008).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 003
(717) 245-1968 |
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1995; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2003; Ph.D., 2010.

His areas of teaching and research include U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, NATO and EU security policy, international relations theory, and diplomatic summitry. Currently, his primary research concerns the geopolitics of NATO enlargement and the implications of NATO transformation. He has been a legal staff assistant in the United States Senate and an English teacher in the Czech Republic. Professor Wolff's most recent article “"The Future of NATO Enlargement after the Ukraine Crisis" was published in International Affairs in September 2015.
Adjunct Faculty
Craig Nation
Visiting Professor of Political Science and Security Studies (2011).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006
(717) 245-1770 |
B.A., Villanova University, 1968; Ph.D., Duke University, 1975.

Anthony R. Williams
Visiting Professor of Political Science and Security Studies (2011).
Denny Hall Room 14B
(717) 254-8135 |
B.A., Old Dominion University, 1967; M.A., University of Virginia, 1969.