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, Assistant 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, Assistant 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

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

 

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