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2017

In April, the department held our annual awards reception, honoring our undergraduate and graduate student scholarship winners.

 

Undergraduate Award RecipientsCapstone Students

                          Undergraduate Award Recipients                                                                       Captstone Students                 

Graduate Award Recipients2017 Book Covers Cake

                               Graduate Award Recipients                                                                    2017 Book Covers Cake

Chair with AwardeesFirst Year Cohort

                         Department Chair with Awardees                                                                        First Year Cohort

Bill Horner

                          Bill Horner with Scholarship Donors

2017 PhDs

2017 Spring Commencement: Jeffrey King, Kenneth Bryant, Jr., and Colton Heffington

Congratulations to our 2017 PhD's who are beginning new positions this fall!

 

Jessica Anderson

 

 Jessica Anderson
 Assistant Professor of Political Science
 University of Louisiana-Monroe

 

 

Ken Bryant

 

 Ken Bryant
 Assistant Professor of American Politics
 University of Texas-Tyler

 

 

Tom Guarrieri

 

 Tom Guarrieri
 Assistant Research Scientist
 National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
 University of Maryland

 

Colton Heffington

 

 Colton Heffington
 Lecturer in Political Science
 Santa Clara University

 

 

Jeff King

 

 Jeff King
 Assistant Professor in International Studies
 American University of Sharjah

 

 

Clint Swift

 

 Clint Swift
 Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
 Sewanee: The University of the South

 

 

Krisztina Pusok
Sustainable Development Research Associate
Reason Foundation, DC Office

Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity

Congratulations to Department of Political Science members who were recently recognized with campus-wide awards.

Justin Dyer

 

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.

 

 

 

Stephen Graves

 

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

 

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.

 

MU Political Science student Taylor Cofield learns of her Truman Scholar award from Provost Garnett Stokes.

MU Political Science student Taylor Cofield learns of her Truman Scholar award from Provost Garnett Stokes.

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.

MU Political Science Emeritus Professor Paul Wallace

MU Political Science Emeritus Professor Paul Wallace

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

2017 SLAMM

2017 SLAMM participants attend a presentation

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

Cody Drolc's research explores the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection m

Cody Drolc's research explores the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection might mean for democracy and transparency in government. (Photo: flickr/Thierry Ehrmann)

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:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/moment-law-enforcement-and-emotional-intelligence.

Drolc was in South Dakota to present his paper at his alma mater, Black Hills State University:

http://www.bhsu.edu/AboutBHSU/NewsEvents/tabid/3454/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/7402/Recent-graduate-will-present-upcoming-BHSU-Geek-Speak-about-whistleblowing.aspx 

 

Brooks Blevins (left), History Professor at Missouri State University and President of the Steering Committee for the event; Jam

Brooks Blevins (left), History Professor at Missouri State University and President of the Steering Committee for the event; James W. Endersby, co-author of Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation; and Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. The book won the 2017 Book Award at the Missouri Conference on History last week.

 SPRINGFIELD, MO—Associate Professor James W. Endersby and Teaching Professor William T. Horner are the recipients of the Missouri Conference on History 2017 Book Award for their co-written book, Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation (University of Missouri Press, 2016).

More here: https://coas.missouri.edu/news/two-mu-political-science-professors-win-book-award-missouri-conference-history

Demonstrators rally in Support of the Affordable Care Act, at The White House, Washington, DC (flickr-Ted Eytan)

Demonstrators rally in Support of the Affordable Care Act, at The White House, Washington, DC (flickr-Ted Eytan)

In a forthcoming article for Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of public affairs and political science, finds that backlash against the Affordable Care Act and new beneficiaries contributed to increase in voter participation. 

Vann Newkirk writes about Haselswerdt's research for The Atlantic here

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election (McFarland 2017)

Bill Horner, Teaching Professor of Political Science, and Heather Carver, Professor and Chair of the MU Theatre Department, 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 an interview with the authors here.

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