Political Science, B.A.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Laurette Liesen
Department Chair, Professor

1996 Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
1989 M.A., Loyola University, Chicago
1987 B.A., Loyola University, Chicago

Dr. Liesen teaches courses in American government, political theory and public policy. Her research interests include political philosophy, evolutionary theory and feminism.

Dr. Justin Delacour
Assistant Professor

2014 Ph.D., Political Science, University of New Mexico
2002 MA, Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
1995, BA, History, University of Oregon

Dr. Delacour’s teaching and research interests include U.S. foreign policy, media and politics, international relations theory, Latin American politics, international political economy, comparative political economy, U.S. political economy, comparative politics, American politics, and public policy.

Dr. Maureen Lowry-Fritz
Assistant Professor

2016 Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University
2002 J.D., Loyola University School of Law, Chicago
1996 M.A., Public Administration, University of Maryland Overseas Graduate Program (Heidelberg, Germany)
1992, B.A., Political Science, Saint Mary’s College

Dr. Lowry-Fritz teaches a series of constitutional law courses, including Civil Liberties and Constitutional Law.  Her research interests include public law, disability law and policy, and organizational compliance / non-compliance with federal law.

Dr. Steven Nawara
Assistant Professor

2011 Ph.D., The Ohio State University
2009 MA, The Ohio State University
2006 BA, Ball State University

Dr. Nawara's research interests include political behavior, public opinion, and political parties.  He is the moderator for the Lewis University's Alpha Delta Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. He has taught classes in American Government, political parties, interest groups, media, Congress, research methods, campaigns and elections, American foreign policy, and political scandals.

Dr. Sara Reed
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Reed’s area of expertise is public policy and public administration, and she teaches a series of courses on the policy making process, public finance, and various policy issues.

Dr. Joseph Gaziano
Retired Professor

Ms. Michele Latta
Department Administrative Assistant
Benilde Hall BE-104
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