Dr. Kristin Bremer, Professor and Chair
Carol L. Dignazio, Secretary
Dr. George E. Hale, Assistant Professor
Office: 306 OM A Wing
George E. Hale is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kutztown University. Dr. Hale teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including state and local government, public policy making and public budgeting and decision making. Dr. Hale also has recently served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy of the University of Delaware and at Towson University.
This summer Professor Hale presented a paper, "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Explaining the Persistence of Scandal in the Pennsylvania General Assembly," at the Conference on Political Scandals at Shippensburg University in June. Dr. Hale also published an article, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Republican Governors," in the summer issue of the Ripon Forum, a magazine published by the Washington based Ripon Society. He has also submitted an article for publication - "Race to the Bottom: Undermining Public Employee Pensions in Pennsylvania."
|Dr. Paula Holoviak, Associate Professor
Office: 302 OM A Wing
Office Hours (Spring 2013): M 1:00-3:00; T, H: 10:30-12:00,
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Dr. Holoviak received her B.A. in Politics and Government and French from King's College in 1985, completed the Master of Public Administration degree at the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 and earned the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1994. Dr. Holoviak specializes in public administration, methodology and statistics and state and local politics. Her current research interests include rural economic and community development, regulation negotiation at the state level, and local government managerial practices. Dr. Holoviak is currently the program coordinator for the KU Master of Public Administration program.
Dr. Jennifer Jacobson, Assistant Professor
Office: 316 OM A Wing
Dr. Steve Lem, Assistant Professor
B.A., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY). Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, Western Europe, Political Parties, and the Welfare State. He teaches courses in Comparative Politics, Western Europe, Research Methodology, and International Relations. Professor Lem’s work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Party Politics. His current research projects focus on political parties, representation, and welfare policy in Western Europe. At KU, he is advisor to the Kutztown University Model U. N. Team.
Dr. Robert A. Portada III, Assistant Professor
Office: 308 OM A Wing
B.A. Hunter College, CUNY; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Notre Dame; Professor Portada teaches courses in comparative politics and international relations. He has used Cuba as the primary country case study of his research while maintaining a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, and investigated questions related to the intersection of religion and politics, transitional politics, democratization, social movements, and American foreign policy. His dissertation, entitled The Dissident Cross: The Catholic Church and Political Confrontation in Cuba, is a comparative study of the evolving political role of the Catholic Church in Cuba and its implications for the development of Cuba’s civil society and the future of democracy in Cuba.
B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph. D., University of Iowa.
Areas of specialization: American government (especially the presidency),
political communication, (especially campaigns and
elections, political advertising, social media, and news coverage of politics). Professor Richardson's
research has been published in the Harvard International Journal
of Press/Politics, Journal of Communication, Political Communication,
Rhetoric and Public Affairs, American Communication Journal, Political Research Quarterly and Poroi. He is the author of the
chapter on political advertising in Communication in U.S. Elections:
New Agendas, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2001, and of
"Visual Storytelling and the Competition for Political Meaning in Political Advertising and News in Campaign 2000" which earned the 2002
American Communication Journal Article of the Year Award. His
Politics: How Political Advertising Tells the Stories of American Politics
was published in a second edition by Rowman and Littlefield in August, 2008. His article "Media Literacy and Political Communication," appears in The Journal of Media Literacy 56:1-2 (2009). He is also the author of "Ad Watch 3.0: Developing Audiovisual and Narrative Techniques for Engaging the Audiovisual Content of Political Advertising," published in Poroi: (2012) Vol. 8: Iss. 1. He is currently working
on several research projects focusing on the use of Twitter and politics, political advertising,
the presidency, the media, and money in Senate elections. Dr.
Richardson serves on the editorial board of the Journal of
Political Marketing. At KU he has served as advisor to the
Political Science Club, College Republicans, and College Democrats.
He teaches courses in American Government, the American Presidency,
American Political Thought, Constitutional
Law, American Political Parties, Public Opinion and Propaganda and the department's Senior Seminar in Political Science. He is currently a KU delegate to the APSCUF Legislative Assembly, the APSCUF-KU CAP Chair and the chair of the APSCUF-KU Legislative Committee. He is serves as state APSCUF CAP treasurer and is the Chair of the state APSCUF Legislative Committee. Dr. Richardson's research has been featured on the front-page of the New York Times and he has appeared on MSNBC.
Dr. John Riley Jr., Associate Professor
Office: 312 OM A Wing
B.A. Le Moyne College; M.A. and Ph.D. The George Washington University; Professor Riley's areas of specialization include: the role of the news media in U.S. foreign policy-making, development of central African states, and international organizations. His research has been published in New Political Science and he is an Associate Editor of the Political Handbook of the World, 2005-06. Previously, he has served as the Senior Research Director of the Post Conflict Reconstruction Project (a joint project sponsored by the Center for Strategic Studies and Role of American Military Power) that explores better ways to reconstruct war-torn states. Professor Riley is currently researching the Kenyan constitutional reform process and participated in the Kenyatta University faculty exchange program in the summer of 2006.
Last Updated March 26, 2013