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For general questions, please call the main office at 509.359.7459. If your call is missed, please leave a message as to how we can support you, leaving your first and last name and your phone number.  Please give us adequate time to respond.

Please note that each professor in the program is available to advise students. Please contact them via email or phone to setup a Zoom meeting if needed or for any assistance in general. We’re here to help you so please make sure to leave as many details so we are able to best assist you.


Faculty & Staff

Kristin Edquist, PhD

Professor and Chair of Political Science & Public Policy

Lynn Burks-Herres

Secretary Senior
Political Science & Public Policy
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Pronouns: she/hers/her

Karen Hartman


Thomas Hawley, PhD

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Patterson 233C

James Headley, JD

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Patterson Hall 233H

Kevin Pirch, PhD

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Patterson 233N

Majid Sharifi, PhD

Professor, Director of International Affairs
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Patterson 233A

Emeritus Faculty

Vandana Asthana, PhD

Professor Emerita
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Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

Professor Emerita
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Patterson 233E