|Congratulations Dr. Katie Desmond|
Katie Desmond successfully defended her Politics & International Affairs dissertation on July 19. For her dissertation research, Katie investigated the alignment of four major goals of political science with university curricula and student learning. Her research brings much needed attention to questions of education and pedagogy in the discipline of political science. Dr. Desmond is a Professor of History and Political Science at Feather River College in California.
|Profile: Emma Bunkley|
Emma graduated Magna Cum Laude from NAU in
2007 with a BA in International Affairs. She also received the
Outstanding Senior in Political Science award from the College
of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2007. This past May, Emma graduated from the New
School for Social Research with an MA in Political Science. She is currently working to implement the national healthcare reform bill for the
State of New Mexico. Thinking back on her education at NAU, Emma had this to say: "NAU is a unique and diverse
educational environment. International Affairs provided an
interdisciplinary approach to studying both political science and the
human figures behind the politics. Most influential in my educational
development were Dr. Joel Olson and Dr. Gretchen Gee. The professors at
NAU had a real interest in my growth as a student, always listening to
my ideas and challenging me to push myself in my thinking."
|Ready or Not..Here Comes the Fall|
As August nears, many people are turning their attention to the Fall 2010 semester. Classes begin August 30 and registration is open now. This year The Department of Politics & International Affairs is offering a full line up of interesting classes. Classes range from introductory level American and World Politics classes to upper division classes on environmental policy, cultural diversity, E-government, Native nations, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Take a look at our Fall schedule and register now.
Classes are filling up quickly!