Abdalla M. Battah
International Relations Program Director & Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., International Relations, American University, 1988 (School of International Service).
Areas: International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics (Middle East)
Education: Associate Professor. J.D., University of North Dakota, 1981; M.A. Hamline University, 1992.
Courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, Intro to Paralegal Studies.
Research: American Indian Treaty Law
Education: EdD, University of Toronto. MS, Central Michigan University, 1994. BA, Lakehead University, 1980.
Education: M.A., Mankato State University, 2006; B.S., Mankato State University, 1994.
Education: BA and MPA, University of Central Florida, 2007
Professor and Chair
Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002. MA, University of Nebraska, 1999, BA University of Nebraska,1997.
Courses: United States Government, Political Analysis, Public Personnel Administration, State and Local Government, Organization Theory, Human Resource Management, Research Methods.
Fields: Research Methodology, Public Policy, Public Administration, American Government.
Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994.
Fields: Comparative Politics and International Relations
Research Interests: Comparative democratization and comparative social policy/welfare state.
Area: Central and Eastern Europe
Education: Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, 2001. M.A. in Government, Texas Woman University, 1990. B.S. Political Science, University of Houston, 1978.
Courses: U.S. Government, Introduction to Public Administration, Collective Bargaining (Public Sector), Budget & Fiscal Management, Seminar: Public Administration, Seminar: Public Policy Analysis.
Education: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1996; M.A., Northwestern University, 1988; B.A., Keio University, 1985.
Courses: Asia and Pacific Rim, Intro to Politics, World Politics, International Relations, South Asia Politics, Comparative Government
Fields: Comparative Government
Joseph A. Kunkel III
Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980.
Courses: Citizenship, Early and Recent American Political Thought, Contemporary Political Ideologies, U. S. Government, Campaigns and Elections, Legislative Process.
Research: Minnesota Political Parties, Nominations and Party Endorsing Systems.
Education: M.A. Public Administration, MSU-Mankato
Experience: 27 years of law enforcement experience; 7 years as Fire Marshal. Considered lead arson investiagator.
Training: Fire Marshall's training through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and National Fire Academy. Also trained in Emergency Management, Police Response to Terrorist Bombing and Hazardous Materials.
Education: Ph.D., Walden University, 2012.
Courses: Federal Law Enforcement, Narcotics, Terrorism & Political Violence, Police Emergency Response.
Research: Homeland Security Policy and Coordination and Terrorism, Mediation and Peace.
Graduate Director, Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007; M.A., University of Montana, 1996; B.A. University of Montana, 1989.
Fields: American Politics, Executive-Bureaucratic Relations, Research Methodology.
Research Interests: Presidency, Public Administration, Bureaucratic Control, State Politics.
Courses: United States Government, Executive Process, Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, State and Local Government.
Education: Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1999; M.S., DePaul University, 1982
Fields: Public Administration, Public Policy, Criminal Justice.
Research interests: Police Organizational Culture, Police Discretion.
Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1997
Courses: U.S. Government, Introduction to Political Analysis, Public Opinion and Polling Methods, American Legal Philosophy, Environmental Politics, Executive Process, Southern Politics, Political Parties, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Political Psychology, Seminar: American Government.
Research interests: Public opinion on race; racial issues in U.S. and Southern politics.
Education: Professor. Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987.
Courses: African Politics, Politics of Developing Nations, Nonwestern Political Ideologies, Intro to Comparative Politics, Intro to Politics, Political Ethics and Obligation, Public Policy- Making in the Third World. Languages: SiZulu, SiSwati.
Associate Professor and Director of Law Enforcement Program
Education: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2002. MS in Sociology, East Texas State University, 1993. BS in Criminal Justice, East Texas State University, 1991.
Education: Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois, 2012
Courses: Victim/Survivors: Police Response, Senior Seminar, Police & Community Relations, Police Emergency, Response Procedures
Research Interests: Policing and Cultural Diversity, Scenario Training for Police Officers