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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: 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: MW 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: Office hours will resume again in the fall.
Phone: 303-315-1771

Specialties: International Studies;
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Kathryn Cheever, Ph.D. - 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

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: KC 512
Office Hours: W 3:30-5:15, F 4-5
Phone: 303-556-2698

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

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: M-W: 5-6, Tu-Th: 11-1
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: Wednesdays 2-4pm
Phone: 303-315-1760

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

Specialties: international justice; international politics; political theory;
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Glenn T. Morris, J.D. - 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

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: Monday 9:30-11:00; Wednesday 12:00-1:30
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: MW 12:15-1:15
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: On sabbatical
Phone: 303-315-1765

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

Office Location: A-1 3215
Office Hours: Tues ThursT Th 10:30-11:30 & by appointment
Phone: (303) 315

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: TR 12:30-1:45
Phone: 303 315-1770

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