Mentoring Reception at Annual Conference

MPSA invites individuals from the following groups registered for this year's conference to meet faculty mentors for a small group mentoring reception on Friday, April 6, 2018 6:30 - 7:30pm at the Palmer House Hilton:

  • Graduate Students
  • Junior Faculty
  • Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
  • Contingent Faculty
  • PhD in Non-Academic Position
Each mentor will connect with groups of no more than four attendees to discuss current research and professional aspirations. Your contact information and questions will be shared with your mentor and fellow participants in your small groups.
 
The March 16, 2018 application deadline has passed. Please consider participating in our Academic Year Mentoring Program.  

Note: Mentors are available on a first-come first-served basis. Mentor names will be removed from the list of available mentors when they have reached their maximum response. 



Last updated 3/17/18


Nikolay Anguelov  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

My work is on international trade and diplomacy with a focus on international finance and corporate social responsibility and soft power. I focus on firm and industry level economic and policy incentives in emerging market development. My current projects are on legal and illicit marijuana commerce in the Americas and North Korea's illegal commerce of foreign media content.

Teaching and Research Interests: International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Contingent Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Teaching

Richard Blissett This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University

I am an assistant professor of education policy, focusing on the politics of policymaking. In particular, I study belief systems in education policy as well as the mechanisms through which those beliefs translate into policy action. I primarily use quantitative methods, including expertise in causal inference and text analysis.

Teaching and Research Interests: Methods, Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Teaching

Matt Bosworth  
Professor at Winona State University

He is the author of Courts as Catalysts: State Supreme Courts and Public School Finance Equity (SUNY Press, 2001), “’An Innate Sense of Fairness’: State Responses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sovereign Immunity Decisions” (Publius 36 (3) Summer 2006), and most recently, “Legislative Responses to Unconstitutionality: A View from the States” (Journal of Law and Courts 5 (2) Fall 2017). Most of his courses at WSU examine the intersection between law and politics, including Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Judicial Process and Politics, Constitutional Politics, and the First Amendment.

Teaching and Research Interests:  American, Judicial
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students , Junior Faculty
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Matthew H. Bowker This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Asst. Professor at Medaille College

I pursue an active research program in my area of specialization: psychoanalytic political theory. My approach to psychoanalytic theory may be fairly described as “ideology-critique,” which is to say that I am most interested in identifying the collective beliefs, assumptions, and fantasies that shape our social and political landscapes, and subjecting them to what I hope to be illuminating (and typically immanent) critique.   With only a few exceptions, such as my collaborative and empirical studies of the psycho-social concomitants of social withdrawal and peer rejection in young people, virtually all of my work to date falls within the category of psychoanalytic political theory. Even my work in the area of critical pedagogy has been deeply informed by insights gleaned from political theory and psychoanalytic criticism.

Teaching and Research Interests: Political Theory, Psychoanalysis and Social Theory
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Contingent Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Teaching

Matthew Bradley  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Associate Professor, Political Science at Indiana University Kokomo

I mostly conduct research in (and about) emerging or "developing" countries, re: NGOs and democratization.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, African Politics
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

 Christopher Devine - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Dayton

Christopher J. Devine is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton. He is the co-author of The VP Advantage: How Vice Running Mates Influence Home State Voting in Presidential Elections (Manchester University Press), and has published articles on parties, elections, ideology, and the U.S. presidency, in journals including Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Electoral Studies. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on NPR and CNN. Also, he has published articles in popular media outlets including the Monkey Cage, FiveThirtyEight, The Conversation, and Politico Magazine.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on:  Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Anthony Fowler  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Associate Professor at University of Chicago

My research applies econometric methods for causal inference to questions about elections and political representation. Specific interests include the causes and consequences of unequal voter turnout, explanations for incumbent success, the politics of policymaking in legislatures, and the credibility of empirical research.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions, Methods
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty,
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration,Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

Elizabeth Gerber This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Professor and Associate Dean at University of Michigan 
My current research focuses on urban political economy, regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, and sustainable development.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Public Policy
Most Interested in Mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
Experienced in Mentoring: African American, Asian Pacific American, LGBT, Military Veteran, Women
Can Provide Mentoring on These Topics: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Susan Haire 
Professor at University of Georgia

Haire's research centers on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Most recently, she is involved in an NSF-funded collaborative project that focuses on the ways in which diversity affects deliberations on these courts. She has published works on the federal judicial hierarchy and the role of appellate advocates in a variety of social science and law journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Journal of Law and Courts, Judicature, and Law and Society Review.

Teaching and Research Interests: Judicial
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: , Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic,Research Funding and Grants, Tenure and Promotion, Work - Life Balance


Lori Han  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Professor at Chapman University 

My research interests include the American presidency, women and politics, media and politics, and political leadership.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty,
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Jacob Holt
Assistant Professor at Columbus State University

My research focuses on parties in legislatures. I have two articles at Parliamentary Affairs (one forthcoming), one at Social Science Quarterly (forthcoming), and one at The Journal of Legislative Studies. My work examines legislatures in the US and test theories of American legislatures in other countries.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing,Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Tom Koontz  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Professor at University of Washington Tacoma

I was trained as an interdisciplinary public policy scholar at Indiana University, advised by Elinor Ostrom, and subsequently worked on faculty at Ohio State University in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. After 16 years I returned to my home state to lead the Environmental Studies major at the University of Washington Tacoma, a teaching-focused institution. My research has focused on collaborative governance, environmental policy, watershed management, and polycentricity, mainly in the U.S. and German contexts. I am currently working on the science-policy interface and sustainability challenges in the Puget Sound.

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Advancement to Full Professor, Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

Kyle Kopko 
Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement and Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science at Elizabethtown College

Dr. Kyle C. Kopko’s research areas include judicial behavior, voter behavior, and American politics. He is the co-author of the book “The VP Advantage: How Running Mates Influence Home State Voting in Presidential Elections” (Manchester University Press), and has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Election Law Journal, Justice System Journal, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Political Behavior. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and other national outlets. Dr. Kopko regularly teaches classes on constitutional law, American government, and supervises undergraduate political science honors theses.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Judicial
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Asian/Indian
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration,Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

Jeffrey Kraus - This mentor is no longer available.
Vice Provost at Wagner College

Jeffrey Kraus has been at Wagner College since 1988. Prior to coming to Wagner, Kraus spent seven years at Kingsborough Community College and one year at Baruch College. His research interests include campaigns and elections, political parties, urban politics, and health policy. At Wagner, Kraus teaches courses in the field of American politics.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty,
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

My research uses an interdiscplinary, team-based approach to examine how processes outside of conscious awareness affect political behavior. One stream of research looks at the role of genetic factors in political attitudes and behaviors, and tries to understand the mechanisms by which these influences occur. A second stream looks at the role of implicit cognition and automatic processes in political decision-making. A new stream of research examines the role of sleep in political attitudes and behaviors.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Political psychology
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing,Teaching, Work - Life Balance, Interdisciplinary research

Sukhdev Kumar
Professor at Gaur Brahman Degree Collage

Rural Health Administration

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Political Theory, Public Policy, Public Administration
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, PhD in Non-Academic Position
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Publishing,Teaching

Liron Lavi  
Research Fellow at UCLA

My research focuses on elections and democracy in Israel and the U.S. from a temporal perspective. It employs computational, quantitative, and qualitative discourse analysis methods to unravel the role of temporal structures in electoral discourses in "old" and "new" media platforms.

Teaching and Research Interests: Methods, Political Theory, Political Communication, Computational Discourse Analysis, Democratic Theory
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Publishing,, Work - Life Balance, Thesis writing

Carl LeVan - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Associate Professor at American University

CARL LEVAN is the author of Dictators and Democracy in African Development: the Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria (Cambridge 2015), and author of the forthcoming Nigerian Party Competition in a Time of Transition and Terror (Cambridge 2018). He has published on power-sharing in East Africa, democratization and civil society, Boko Haram, comparative authoritarianism, and the U.S. military’s Africa Command. His latest book, Constituents before Assembly (Cambridge 2017) co-authored with Todd Eisenstadt and Tofigh Maboudi, demonstrates the benefits of participatory constitution-making on democracy. LeVan’s research utilizes interviews, qualitative and quantitative methods, and he promotes his research for public impact.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Instituions
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Advocacy and Lobbying, Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Publishing

Shan-Jan Sarah Liu  This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Newcastle University

My research focuses on the cross-national comparison of gender and politics, specifically the ways contexts—women’s political representation, social movements, and immigration—shape the gender gap in political attitudes and activities. Utilizing mixed methods, I examine the influence of female political leaders on women’s political participation cross-nationally. I also evaluate how social movements affect adolescents’ attitudes toward gender roles and influence their propensity to protest. I also analyze how media framings of immigration are gendered and how these gendered framings influence public opinion regarding immigrants in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.K., and the US.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Methods, Gender and Politics; Immigration Politics
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market – Academic, Teaching

Shupeng LyuThis mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University

Shupeng-LYU has been appointed as an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration of Xi’an Jiaotong University from September 2015 till now. His research interests lie in Chinese Politics, Public Opinion and Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis. He got a Ph.D from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK, in 2012. In the same year, Lyu joined the Department of Government and Public Administration of CUHK as a research associate, and worked on the literature research and data mining. In 2013 Lyu was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Government of Nanjing University and worked there for 2 years.

Teaching and Research Interests: political trust
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic

Jason MacDonald
Associate Professor at West Virginia University

Jason MacDonald examines policymaking in the U.S. separation of powers system, examining why and how the U.S. Congress interacts with the bureaucracy to make policy.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Junior Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Several of my PhD students have been women but I would not say I have any preference toward mentoring any group. I just want to provide some help to whomever I can if they view my advice as constructive.
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Tenure and Promotion, Graduate School Admission

Ali Masood 
Assistant Professor at California State University, Fresno

My research and teaching interests are in American political institutions, judicial politics, and research methodology. The substantive focus of my research lies at the intersection of judicial decision-making behavior and the policy impact of the courts. I am particularly interested in exploring hierarchical interactions within the courts, especially U.S. Courts of Appeals applications of the U.S. Supreme Court's precedents.My methodological interests center on measurement theory and improving statistical inference.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Institutions, Judicial, Methods
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Mike Medeiros   - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam

In broad terms, my research explores how social diversity influences individuals’ political attitudes and behaviour. My research focuses on sociopolitical issues related to ethnicity, elections, decentralization, gender and nationalism. I have also developed an interest in exploring survey methodology to better measure the previously mentioned topics. My research has concentrated on Western European and Anglo-American cases with a particular focus on the Canadian/Quebec political context.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Junior Faculty
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing,Teaching

Natascha Neudorfer  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Ph.D. at University of Birmingham

Natascha Neudorfer has studied various issues relating to the causes of corruption such as political institutions, economic conditions or gender. While corruption remains one of her core topics, she has extended her research interests to new areas by analysing which factors stimulate civil war or lead to peace. In this field of research, she particularly looks at how political institutions or corruption affect civil conflict.  Dr. Neudorfer primarily applies advanced statistical research methods while having a strong interest in case studies.  Before joining the University of Birmingham, Natascha Neudorfer worked at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München from 2011 to 2016 as a research and teaching fellow (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) and, from 2016 to 2017, funded through a grant scheme by the Bavarian state. She has also taught at the Amsterdam University College and was a visiting scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2010 and Duke University in 2011.  Natascha Neudorfer holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Essex and studied at the Universities of Konstanz (Germany) and Limerick (Ireland) for her M.A. degree (combined bachelor and master degree).

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission,Publishing,Teaching, Work - Life Balance, Please note that my knowledge and experience apply to the European academic market only. I cannot comment on the US context.

Ngozi Nwogwugwu 
Senior Lecturer at Babcock University

My primary areas of research interest had been Public Policy and Governance, Comparative Politics and Gender Studies. I have published over four scholarly peer-reviewed papers journals as well as chapters in edited books. My research primarily focus of providing viable solutions to identified social problems. Issues of political participations and impediments to active participation by different segments of the society based on gender, race and class had been part of areas of focus. Environmental and security governance in the face of rising security challenges including terrorism and environmental degradation and climate change. Social policies and welfare issues in poverty stricken countries in the face expansion of globalization had attracted my interest.

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, West Africans
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Publishing, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching

Deondra Rose  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University. Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark higher education policies on the American political landscape. Rose received her Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. She is the author of 'Citizens By Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship' (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Public Policy, American Political Development (APD), Identity (Gender, Race, Socioeconomic Status), Education
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance 

Raphaela Schlicht-Schmaelzle
Research Associate at Michigan State University

Raphaela Schlicht-Schmälzle is a research associate in the College of Education at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in Political Science from University of Konstanz, Germany. Raphaela worked in several research projects on international comparative education. In this role she published in various peer-reviewed journals (such as European Union Politics or Governance) and co-organized two conferences on education policy and equity in education. Her dissertation on education policy and education inequality was published by VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. In her current research she focuses on the conceptualization of global citizenship and on global citizenship education.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Political Theory, Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, PhD in Non-Academic Position
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Publishing, Research Funding and Grants,Work - Life Balance 

Rune Slothuus - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Professor at Aarhus University

Rune Slothuus is a Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. He studies public opinion, political psychology, and political communication, currently focusing on how citizens form political opinions in response to communication (such as issue frames, arguments, and source cues) about political events, debates, and policy issues. Slothuus’ work has appeared in APSR, AJPS, JOP, BJPS, and other journals, and he co-authored a book at Princeton University Press. He obtained his PhD (2008) from Aarhus, studied at Stony Brook University and Amsterdam School of Communication Research, and has been visiting at Northwestern University, Stanford, and University of Illinois.

Teaching and Research Interests: American, Comparative
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Tenure and Promotion

Robert Smith This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Dean at University of Illinois Springfield

My research has focused along a continuum of projects (books, articles, grants) over my career that span public budgeting and finance, government ethics and accountability, organization theory and American Politics (including a forthcoming book on Donald Trump).

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Administration
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty (Tenured but not Full Professor)
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Publishing, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance 

Kim Twist  - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at San Diego State University

Kim Twist is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, and received her Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2015. Substantively, she is interested in interactions between mainstream and extreme parties; her book manuscript is a study of mainstream party responses to the far right, with an emphasis on coalition formation. Her other interests include experimental methods, design and measurement issues, voting behavior, and public opinion and immigration.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, Methods
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market - Academic, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Susan Welch This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 

Professor and Dean at Penn State

I am currently doing work on women in state legislatures and gender and the Holocaust from a social science perspective. I also have done much work on race and politics in the American and British contexts.

Teaching and Research Interests: American
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Junior Faculty
Can provide mentoring on: Academic Administration, Advancement to Full Professor, Job Market - Academic, Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Tenure and Promotion, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Dennis Weng This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University

Dr. Weng’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative politics, Asian Politics, political behavior, and survey research. His articles have appeared in the Electoral Studies, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Asian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and several News Media in Asia.

Teaching and Research Interests: Comparative, International Relations
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Graduate School Admission, Job Market – Academic, Teaching, Work - Life Balance

Jared Wesley - This mentor has reached capacity for the reception and is no longer available. 
Associate Professor at University of Alberta

I am a “pracademic” -- a practicing political scientist -- whose career path has taken me from government boardrooms to university classrooms. My research and teaching revolves around the politics of bureaucracy, and the bureaucracy of politics. This includes: comparative public policy, intergovernmental relations,and political acumen / acuity. Marijuana legalization in Canada and the US is my major focus at this time.

Teaching and Research Interests: Public Admnistration, Public Policy
Professional stage(s) most interested in mentoring: Graduate Students, Junior Faculty, PhD in Non-Academic Position
Has experience mentoring: Graduate Students
Can provide mentoring on: Job Market - Alt-Academic/Non-Academic, Public/Media Engagement, Publishing, Research Funding and Grants, Service Responsibilities, Teaching, Work - Life Balance