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Faculty and Staff Directory


Meet Our Faculty!

Our award winning faculty members maintain active research programs, demonstrate teaching excellence, and contribute substantially to university, professional, and community service. Faculty members compete for and have been awarded funding from various sources to support their independent research programs. They regularly publish their research findings in quality professional journals.

Contact Information and Profiles

Loring Abeyta, Ph.D. - Adjunct Lecturer

Office Location: AB1-3222
Office Hours: Fall 2015: By appointment
Phone: 303-315-1748

Specialties: critical security; Foreign policy; national security;
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Michael Berry, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Office Location: Academic Building 3112
Office Hours: Fall 2015: TR 2:00-3:30pm
Phone: 303-315-1749

Specialties: American political institutions; Research methodology;
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Sasha Breger Bush, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Office Location: AB1 3207
Office Hours: Fall 2015: Tuesdays noon-1pm and Wednesdays 4-5pm
Phone: 303-315-1771

Specialties: global agriculture; global finance; International studies;
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Karen Breslin, J.D. - Lecturer

Office Location: AB1-3222
Office Hours:
Phone: 303-315-1748

Specialties: animal rights; environmental policy politics; judiciary/U.S. Constitution;
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Kathryn Cheever, Ph.D. - Director, Center for NEW DIRECTIONS in Politics & Public Policy

Office Location: AB1 #3213
Office Hours: Office Hours by appointment only.
Phone: (303) 315-1755

Specialties: leadership; local government; nonprofits &public policy;
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Michael S. Cummings, Ph.D. - Professor and CU President's Teaching Scholar

Office Location: AB1 #3221
Office Hours: Fall 2015: W 3:30-5:15, F 4-5
Phone: 303-315-1757

Specialties: American Political Thought; European &Political Psychology; Youth Politics;
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Jana Everett, Ph.D. - Professor

Office Location: AB1 3209
Office Hours: Fall 2015: MW 11:00am-12:00pm
Phone: 303 315 1758

Specialties: Gender and International Development; Politics in India; Women in India;
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Corwin Gruebele, B.A. - Program Assistant

Office Location: AB1 Building, Room 3212
Office Hours: 8 am. - 5 pm.
Phone: 303-315-1770

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Bassem Hassan, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: AB 3225
Office Hours: Fall 2015: MW 2:00-4:00pm
Phone: 303-315-1759

Specialties: International Relations; Middle East Politics;
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Betcy Jose, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Office Location: 1201 Larimer Street, #3219
Office Hours: Fall 2015: Th 2:00-4:00pm
Phone: 303-315-1760

Specialties: armed conflict; global norms; international humanitarian law;
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Lucy McGuffey, Ph.D. - Associate Professor CT

Office Location: AB1 # 3217
Office Hours: Fall 2015: M&W 9:00-11 am, 12:30-2; T 10-12pm
Phone: 303-315-1761

Specialties: international justice; international politics; political theory; social movements;
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Glenn T. Morris, J.D. - Associate Professor and President's Teaching Scholar

Office Location: Student Commons Building 3227
Office Hours: Fall 2015: On sabbatical
Phone: 303-315-1762

Specialties: Ethnic Conflict; Human Rights; Indigenous Peoples Issues;
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Tony Robinson, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Chair

Office Location: AB1-3228
Office Hours: Fall 2015: T 2:00-4:00pm, W 11:30am-1:00pm
Phone: 303-315-1763

Specialties: American elections; community organizing and development; urban political-economy;
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Thorsten Spehn, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor C/T and Director, Graduate Program in Political Science

Office Location: Academic Building 1 Rm. 3223
Office Hours: Fall 2015: MW 12:30-1:15pm, T 4:00-5:00pm
Phone: (303)315-1764

Specialties: Foreign Policy Analysis; International and Comparative Politics; State Socialization and Compliance;
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Christoph Stefes, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Office Location: AB1 3230
Office Hours: Fall 2015: Teaching Online/Germany
Phone: 303-315-1765

Specialties: Authoritarian Regimes; Corruption; Democratization;
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Steve Thomas, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Office Location: AB1 3215
Office Hours: Fall 2015: T/Th 1:00-2:00pm
Phone: (303) 315-1767

Specialties: Chinese development; Chinese politics; Human Rights; Sustainability and Development;
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James Walsh, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: AB1 3224
Office Hours: Fall 2015: TR 12:30-1:45
Phone: 303 315-1770

Specialties: Immigration; Labor; Social Movements History/Politics;
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