Faculty Profile

Russell Bova

Professor of Political Science; Walter E. Beach '56 Chair in Political Science (1982)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Fall 2017


Denny Hall Room 101


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.


  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1980
  • Ph.D., 1985