Jacey Schank

Jacey Schank (BA, '19) is the recipient of the Mizzou ’39 award. The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board awards 39 outstanding seniors each year based on their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community.



A special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law focusing on Health and Political Participation is now published online ahead of print:

Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies

The Administrative Conference of the United States recently released Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies (Second Edition) by Jennifer L. Selin and David E. Lewis, available for download from their website.

Overby Capitol Lecture

Join the Capitol Visitor Center and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society for a discussion with Marvin Overby to explore the rise of voluntary departures over time to eclipse electoral defeats as the primary source of Senate turnover.

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Major Garrett

Major Garrett, a 1984 MU graduate with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science and chief White House correspondent for CBS News, discussed his recently published book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride,” at an event hosted by Pi Sigma Apha, MU’s Political Science Honor Society.

Missourian article

Michael Hendricks

Congratulations to three of our PhD candidates on their recent hires!

Michael Hendricks will be an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.

Tiffanesha Williams will be a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Government at American University.


Heather Ba

The University of Missouri Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that Heather Ba has joined our faculty.

Ba completed her doctorate in political science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and was a postdoctoral fellow at the White House Transition Project from 2017 to 2018. Her research takes a historical and quantitative approach to studying the international systemic determinants of financial crises, the international politics of credit, the theoretical determinants of U.S. foreign policy, and the executive management of foreign policy crises.

Peverill Squire

Congratulations to Peverill Squire, recipient of the APSA State Politics and Policy Section Career Achievement Award. Squire received the award at the 2018 State Politics Conference in June. 

Marvin Overby

The John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress has announced its newest scholars, who will be in residence during the fall and winter. Among them is MU Professor Marvin Overby, who is working on a book about some of the most significant congressional campaigns in the history of American politics.


Geopolitical Economy

Geopolitical Economy (University of Michigan Press 2018)

New book from Jonathan Krieckhaus and University of Michigan Press, Geopolitical Economy, examines the significance and nature of trade agreements (FTAs), the primary policy tool through which modern nations seek access to international markets and promote economic growth. The book focuses specifically on how South Korea, the world’s leader in the number and significance of FTAs as well as the world’s sixth largest export economy, uses FTAs.