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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.

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Loring Abeyta, Ph.D.

Title: Adjunct Lecturer
Office Location: AB1-3222
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 303-315-1748 | Email
Specialties: critical security; Foreign policy; national security;
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Michael Berry, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Office Location: Academic Building 3112
Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:30pm
Phone: 303-315-1749 | Email
Specialties: American political institutions; Research methodology;
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Sasha Breger Bush, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Office Location: AB1 3207
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-noon; Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Phone: 303-315-1771 | Email
Specialties: development; finance; international political economy;
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Kathryn Cheever, Ph.D.

Title: Director, Center for NEW DIRECTIONS in Politics & Public Policy
Office Location: King Center, Room 506
Office Hours: Office Hours by appointment
Phone: 303/556-5950 | Email
Specialties: leadership; local government; nonprofits &public policy;
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Michael S. Cummings, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and CU President's Teaching Scholar
Office Location: KC 512
Office Hours: W 3:30-5:15, F 4-5
Phone: 303-556-2698 | Email
Specialties: American Political Thought; European &Political Psychology; Youth Politics;
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Jana Everett, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Office Location: AB1 3209
Office Hours: T 3:30-5 p.m. R 8-9:30 a.m. and by appointment
Phone: 303 315 1758 | Email
Specialties: Gender and International Development; Politics in India; Women in India;
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Corwin Gruebele, B.A.

Title: Program Assistant
Office Location: AB1 Building, Room 3212
Office Hours: 8 am. - 5 pm.
Phone: 303-315-1770 | Email
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Bassem Hassan, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Instructor
Office Location: AB 3225
Office Hours: M-W: 5-6, Tu-Th: 11-1
Phone: 303-315-759 | Email
Specialties: International Relations; Middle East Politics;
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Betcy Jose, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Office Location: 1201 Larimer Street, #3219
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-4pm
Phone: 303-315-1760 | Email
Specialties: armed conflict; Global norms; international humanitarian law;
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Lucy McGuffey, Ph.D.

Title: assistant professor CT
Office Location: AB1 room 3217
Office Hours: M&W 9:30-11, 12:30-2; T 10-12
Phone: 303-315-1761 | Email
Specialties: international justice; international politics; political theory;
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Glenn T. Morris, J.D.

Title: Associate Professor and President's Teaching Scholar
Office Location: Student Commons Building 3227
Office Hours: T: 5-6:30 pm; W: 1-3 pm, or by appt.
Phone: 303-315-1762 | Email
Specialties: Ethnic Conflict; Human Rights; Indigenous Peoples Issues;
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Tony Robinson, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor and Chair
Office Location: AB1-3228
Office Hours: Monday 9:30-11:00; Wednesday 12:00-1:30
Phone: 303-315-1763 | Email
Specialties: American elections; community organizing and development; urban political-economy;
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Thorsten Spehn, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor C/T and Director, Graduate Program in Political Science
Office Location: Academic Building 1 Rm. 3223
Office Hours: MW 12:15-1:15
Phone: (303)315-1764 | Email
Specialties: Foreign Policy Analysis; International and Comparative Politics; State Socialization and Compliance;
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Christoph Stefes, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Office Location: AB1 3230
Office Hours: On sabbatical
Phone: 303-315-1765 | Email
Specialties: Authoritarian Regimes; Corruption; Democratization;
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Steve Thomas, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Office Location: A-1 3215
Office Hours: Tues ThursT Th 10:30-11:30 & by appointment
Phone: (303) 315 | Email
Specialties: Chinese development; Chinese politics; Human Rights; Sustainability and Development;
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James Walsh, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Instructor
Office Location: AB1 3224
Office Hours: TR 12:30-1:45
Phone: 303 315-1770 | Email
Specialties: Immigration; Labor; Social Movements History/Politics;
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