Thu, August 21, 2014

POLISCI In 60 Seconds

  • SPIA Summer Reads

    School is out and summer vacation is upon us. As you pack for the beach, don’t forget to grab a book for those long hours in the sun. SPIA has created a list of books with glowing recommendations and riveting synopses that will entice you put down “Divergent” and grab a faculty favorite instead. From “To Kill a Mocking Bird” to “The Face of Battle”, this list contains all the reads you will need for a fantastic summer break! Take a look here.

  • Political Science Conference

    The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia is pleased to host the 31st annual summer meeting of the Society for Political Methodology July 24-26. This program is supported in part by the President's Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors. The meeting also has been sponsored by the Philip H. Alson Jr. Fund, the National Science Foundation, the office of the University of Georgia Vice President for Research, the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, Springer Press, and the Society for Political Methodology.

Grad News

Rachel Bitecofer Selected for 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

Aug 2014 Congratulations to Rachel Bitecofer on her acceptance to the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program! The Emerging Leaders program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Graduate School. It is an intensive, year-long program designed to identify future faculty with strong leadership potential and works with participants to develop their leadership skills. Rachel is in her final year of her doctoral studies in Political Science & International Affairs and is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Georgia.

In the News

Hood: Georgia is One of Few States With Primary Runoff Balloting

Jul 2014 "Swimming, watermelon, fireworks, ice cream. The summer season is upon us. Politically, that means it’s also the time for primary elections, and in Georgia, primary runoff elections like the balloting scheduled across the state for Tuesday." Dr. Hood of the Political Science Department wrote an article for the Athens Banner Herald about the upcoming runoff elections in Georgia. His piece describes the history and process of a runoff, debunking myths that have previously been associated with these elections.

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Dr. Haynes Becomes Member of APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Steering Committee

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New MPA cohort participates in service learning

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Student gives volunteer management presentation

Up Close

  • Bramlett, Brittany

    Honors Teaching Fellow

    Brittany Bramlett received her doctorate in the spring of 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught as an Assistant Professor at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania for 2 years before coming to the University of Georgia. ...

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    Finch, Wendi

    Administrative Assistant II

    Wendi has been with the department since 2007. She is responsible for general departmental information, handling incoming calls, updating the department’s Facebook page, copies, faxes, bulletin boards, incoming and outgoing mail, course evaluations and departmental filing. Wendi is also the...

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    Kaufman, Alexander H.

    Associate Professor

    Alexander Kaufman is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has taught political theory at the University of Georgia since 2000. His research explores the relation of central values of the democratic political tradition to issues and controversies in contemporary...

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  • Sievert, Joel

    Major: Political Science

    Lynch, Michael

    Assistant Professor

    Michael S. Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and worked as an assistant professor for six years at the University of Kansas prior to moving to the University of...

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    Monogan, Jamie

    Assistant Professor

    Jamie Monogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. After completing his B.A. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina in 2003, he attended the University of North Carolina where he earned his M.A. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2010. He...

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Events

POLISCI Calendar
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Aug 29

Deadline for Dec 2014 graduate students to submit program of study forms to the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in December 2014. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.

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Aug 29

Deadline for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation.

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Sep 12

Speaker: Lynn Vavreck

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Baldwin 302

UGA's Political Science department hosts speaker: Lynn Vavreck.

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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement