Department of Political Science

Faculty in the Department of Political Science

All full-time faculty members hold Doctoral Degrees in Political Science, with specializations in nearly all the major subfields.  Our faculty combine dedication to teaching with the excitement of active scholarship.  We participate in professional conferences and publish with academic presses or scholarly journals or law reviews.

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Brad Clark, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr. Brad Clark, Chair, Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Colorado State University (2007)

Major Field: U.S. Environmental Policy
Minor Fields: American Politics and Public Policy and Administration
Research Interests: Western Water Policy, Environmental Politics and Policy

Curriculum Vitae
clark_b@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Richard (Rick) Foster, Visiting Professor of Political Science

Dr. Richard (Rick) Foster, Visiting Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (1974)

Major Fields: U.S. Foreign Policy, Public Policy, and Decision Making
Minor Field: State and Local Politics and Government
Research Interests: Decision Making in Public Organizations, Ethics in Government, U.S. Foreign Policy

Curriculum Vitae
Foster_r@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Yohannes Woldemariam, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr. Yohannes Woldemariam, Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Major Field: International Relations
Minor Fields: Comparative Politics and Political
Research Interests: Political Islam, Refugee Issues, Transboundary River Issues

yohannes_w@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Michael Dichio

Dr. Michael Dichio, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Cornell University (2014)

Major Fields: American Political Institutions, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court politics, American Political thought, and Western Philosophy
Research Interests: U.S. public law and American political development

http://michaeldichio.com/
madichio@fortlewis.edu

 Ruth Alminas Dr. Ruth Alminas, Visiting Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Arizona (2012)

Major Fields: International Relations
Minor Field: Comparative Politics
Research Interests: Armed Conflict and Conflict Management, Internal Displacement, Nongovernmental Organizations, Organizational Theory, Social Network Analysis

raalminas@fortlewis.edu