Department Chair
James M. Hoefler
Professor of Political Science (1989).
Denny Hall Room 206
hoefler@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1311
Contributing Faculty
Mara E. Donaldson
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Professor of Religion (1990).
East College Room 207
(717) 245-1228 | donaldsm@dickinson.edu
B.A., Wilson College, 1971; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1974; Ph.D., Emory University, 1984.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1998-1999. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2000-2001.

Her teaching focuses on contemporary religious thought, especially feminist and liberation theologies, and religion and art, including contemporary fantasy literature, film, and popular culture.
Douglas E. Edlin
(on sabbatical Fall 2014)
Associate Professor of Political Science (2004).
Denny Hall Room 305
(717) 245-1388 | edlind@dickinson.edu
B.A., Hobart College, 1988; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990; J.D., Cornell Law School, 1993; Ph.D., Oxford University, 2002.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2007-08; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2013-14.

His research and teaching interests are in comparative constitutionalism, the judicial process and judicial review, the legal and policy issues raised by developments in assisted reproductive technology, and the politics of race and gender in the United States.
Susan M. Feldman
(on sabbatical Spring 2015)
Professor of Philosophy (1980).
East College Room 211
(717) 245-1226 | feldmans@dickinson.edu
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974; M.A., 1976; M.A., University of Rochester, 1978; Ph.D., 1980.

Her interests include the history of modern philosophy, the problem of knowledge and skepticism, philosophy of science and ethics, both pure" and "applied" to such areas as the environment, the status of women, medicine and public policy."
James M. Hoefler
Professor of Political Science (1989).
Denny Hall Room 206
(717) 245-1311 | hoefler@dickinson.edu
B.S., Syracuse University, 1977; M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987; Ph.D., 1988.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2003-04

Professor Hoefler specializes in American politics and public policy. His research areas are end-of-life decision making and the right to die, in both the U.S. and western Europe.
Harold L. Pohlman
Professor of Political Science; A. Lee Fritschler Professor of Public Policy; Executive Director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues (1983).
255 W Louther St
(717) 245-1846 | pohlman@dickinson.edu
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).
Nicola Tynan
Associate Professor of Economics (2001).
Althouse Hall Room 219
(717) 245-1596 | tynann@dickinson.edu
B.A., University of York, 1991; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science, 1994; M.A., George Mason University, 1998; Ph.D., 2000.

Teaching interests: economic history, environmental and resource economics, industrial organization, microeconomics and public policy. Primary research interest: water - economic history with a focus on London and the UK, water infrastructure and development, the history of economic focusing on network industries, and industrial organization.