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    Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
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  • Politics AdPolitical Science Faculty and Staff

    Our faculty, consisting of scholars, published authors and renowned experts in political science, take a personal interest in helping their students succeed. Taking advantage of expert knowledge and personal mentorship, our students are set on a direct path to personal and professional growth.

    Bradley C.S. Watson, Professor of Politics and Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought 

    Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    M.Phil., Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain
    J.D., Queen’s University Faculty of Law
    B.A., University of British Columbia

    Jerome Foss, Assistant Professor of Politics

    Ph.D., Baylor University
    M.A., Baylor University
    B.A., University of Dallas 

    Jason Jividen, Associate Professor of Politics

    Ph.D., Northern Illinois
    M.A., Marshall University
    B.A., Marshall University 

    Gabriel S. Pellathy, Professor Emeritus of Politics

    Ph.D., New York University
    J.D., Cornell University
    LL.M., New York University; 
    M.Sc., Hofstra University
    B.A. Columbia College of Columbia University 

    Adjunct Faculty 

    Richard Coldren, Adjunct Instructor

    J.D., Duquesne School of Law
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    B.A., Mathematics, Saint Vincent College 

     Lee Demosky, Adjunct Instructor

    J.D., Widener University School of Law
    B.A., Saint Vincent College 

    Cecilia Dickson, Adjunct Instructor

     J.D., Harvard University
    B.A., Saint Vincent College 

    Mary Beth McConahey, Adjunct Instructor

    Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    M.A., Claremont Graduate University
    B.A., Saint Vincent College 

    Richard Saccone, Adjunct Instructor

    Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
    M.P.A., University of Oklahoma
    B.S., Weber State