At the end of every year the department holds an awards reception for undergraduate and graduate students, here are the 2017 recipients.
Undergraduate Award Recipients Captstone Students
Graduate Award Recipients 2017 Book Covers Cake
Department Chair with Awardees First Year Cohort
Bill Horner with Scholarship Donors
Bill Horner and Heather Carver evaluate the impact of comedy on the 1976 election in their new book, Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election, from McFarland Press...read more
We have 7 PhD graduates in spring and summer 2017: Jessica Anderson, Ken Bryant, Tom Guarrieri, Colton Heffington, Jeff King, Krisztina Pusok, and Clint Swift. All of them have successfully landed jobs to start this summer or fall! Their specific positions are:
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Louisiana-Monroe
Assistant Professor of American Politics
University of Texas-Tyler
Assistant Research Scientist
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
University of Maryland
Lecturer in Political Science
Santa Clara University
Assistant Professor in International Studies
American University of Sharjah
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Sewanee: The University of the South
Sustainable Development Research Associate
Reason Foundation, DC Office
Congratulations to Department of Political Science members who were recently recognized with campus-wide awards.
Associate Professor Justin Dyer received the 2017 Faculty-Alumni Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association. This award recognizes the achievements of faculty and alumni, in particular, their work as teachers, administrators and researchers. Dr. Dyer will receive the award during a banquet on November 3. The award began in 1968 by the university to recognize and express appreciation for faculty and alumni.
Postdoctoral Fellow Stephen Graves was chosen to receive the MU Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity. This award recognizes members of the MU faculty who are working to elevate diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.
Undergraduate Advisor Rebecca Fallon was a 2017 Advisors Forum Excellence in Advising Awards Nominee, recognized at their ceremony in April. Rebecca was the 2016 recipient of the College of Arts & Science Blue Chalk Award for excellence in academic advising.
Ted Masthay was recognized by the MU Graduate Student Association as one of two Outstanding Graduate Student awardees. Ted was nominated for this award by his peers in the Graduate Association of Students in Political Science.
Dictators and Their Secret Police by Assistant Professor Sheena Greitens has been named a co-winner of the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization. The selection committee was “deeply impressed with the rigor of [the] comparative analysis and the magnitude of [the] book’s theoretical contributions to our understanding of coercive institutions.” Sheena’s book will be recognized at the forthcoming APSA conference in San Francisco.
Dictators and Their Secret Police also received an honorable mention for the J. David Greenstone Award from APSA’s Politics and History section for the best book published in the previous two years.
Read a Q&A with the author here.
University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service. Selections for the Truman Scholarship are chosen on the basis of their academic success and leadership accomplishments, as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. Full story here.
From ABC17 News: COLUMBIA, Mo. - As the global community reacts to President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria this week, the United States is now investigating whether Russia took part in the most recent Syrian chemical weapons attack. University of Missouri political science professor Paul Wallace starts our conversation on "This Week" with some of the complications that could further complicate relations between Washington and Moscow.
Video interview here
The University of Missouri hosted The St. Louis Area Methods Meeting (SLAMM) in April. Typically, the annual political science conference is hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, but MU political science professors Jay Dow and Laron Williams lobbied organizers to allow the Columbia campus to host the prestigious conference for 2017.
More here: https://coas.missouri.edu/news/mu-host-slamm
MU PhD Student Cody Drolc, discusses his research “Bad bureaucrats? The future of whistleblowing in a post-Snowden world” for In The Moment on South Dakota Public Radio:
Drolc was in South Dakota to present his paper at his alma mater, Black Hills State University: