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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Osman Balkan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3546
  2. Trotter Hall 312

Benjamin Berger

Associate Professor of Political Science <br>Executive Director, Lang Center

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7795
  2. Trotter 212
  3. Lang Center 211
Benjamin Berger

Ella Foster-Molina

Social Sciences Quantitative Laboratory Associate

Sociology & Anthropology, Political Science, Economics

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6384
  2. Parrish 257W
  3. Office Hours:

    Wednesday 2-5pm, by appointment

    Thursday 1-2pm, by appointment

Sam Handlin

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Latin American & Latino Studies

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-3411
  2. Trotter 306

Ayse Kaya

Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8471
  2. Trotter 311
Ayse Kaya

James Kurth

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8102
  2. Parrish N375
James Kurth

Carol Nackenoff

Richter Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8126
  2. Fax: %28610%29%20328-8442
  3. Trotter 320

Carol Nackenoff is Richter Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, where she teaches American Politics, Constitutional Law, Environmental Politics, and Political Theory. 

Carol Nackenoff

Keith Reeves

Professor of Political Science and Department Chair

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6862
  2. Trotter 310

A 1988 graduate of Swarthmore who majored in political science with the concentration in Black Studies and public policy and who attended Exeter College at Oxford University, England, Reeves teaches courses across the arenas of American government, electoral politics, and public opinion; racial politics and voting rights policy; the urban underclass, poverty, and public policy; and behavioral research methods.

Keith Reeves

Emily Paddon Rhoads

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8689
  2. Trotter 305 305

Kenneth Sharpe

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8101
  2. Trotter 313
Kenneth Sharpe

Jonny Thakkar

Asst Professor - Political Sci

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6813
  2. Trotter 319

Dominic Tierney

Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8097
  2. Trotter 304

Dominic Tierney is associate professor of political science, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and an official correspondent at The Atlantic.

Dominic Tierney

Rick Valelly

Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8099
  2. Trotter 318

Rick Valelly teaches the introduction to American politics every fall and an honors seminar on national politics every spring, as well as courses on Congress, elections, and public policy.  He is an alumnus of the College (1975), received his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1984) and has taught here since 1993, after teaching for 8 years at MIT.

Richard Valelly

Tyrene White

Professor of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8138
  2. Trotter 307
Tyrene White's current research is on the local political influence of Chinese NGO's and on the use of litigation to improve the status of Chinese women. She teaches courses on contemporary China, East Asia, and population issues, and introductory courses in comparative politics.
Tyrene White

Staff

Gina Ingiosi

Administrative Assistant of Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8127
  2. Trotter 308

Debbie Sloman

Administrative Assistant in Classics, Political Science

Classics

Political Science

Contact

  1. Phone: 328-8165/8129
  2. Trotter Hall 110 Classics
  3. Trotter Hall 308 Political Science
Debbie Sloman