FacultyPage address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/government/faculty/
Abdalla M. Battah
Associate Professor & IR Director
Education: Ph.D., International Relations, American University, 1988; M.A., Conflict Analysis, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; B.A. (Majors: International Relations & Economics), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Areas: International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, International Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics (Middle East)
Education: Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2016. MA, Western Michigan University, 2009, BA Calvin College, 2003.
Courses: United States Government, State and Local Government, Early U.S. Political Thought, The Legislative Process, Women and Politics.
Professor and Pre-Law Advisor
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: Americal Indian Treaty Law
Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002. MA, University of Nebraska, 1999. BA, University of Nebraska, 1997.
Courses: Unites 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 Political and International Relations.
Reseach Interests: Comparative democratization and comparative social policy/welfare state.
Area: Central and Eastern Europe.
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.
Education: M.A. Public Administration, MSU-Mankato
Experience: 27 years of law enforcement experience; 7 years as Fire Marshal. Considered lead arson investigator.
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.
Department Chair and Director of the Law Enforcement Program
Education: Ph.D., Walden University, 2012.
Courses: Federal Law Enforcement, Narcotics, Terrorism and Political Violence, Police Emergency Response.
Research: Homeland Security Policy and Coordination and Terrorism, Mediation and Peace.
Associate Professor and Director of the Masters in Public Administration Program
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.
Associate Professor and Director of the Political Science Program
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.
Education: Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 2002. M.S., Sociology, East Texas State University, 1993. B.S., Criminal Justice, East Texas State University, 1991.
Courses: Intro to Law Enforcement, Police Response to Victims and Survivors, Comparitive Criminal Justice Systems, Policing in Diverse Society.