Political Science, B.A.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Laurette Liesen

Department Chair, Professor
LiesenLa@lewisu.edu

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
DelacoJu@lewisu.edu

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. Steven Nawara

Associate Professor
NawaraSt@lewisu.edu

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. Oladimeji Adeoye

Adjunct faculty
Email: Oadeoye@lewisu.edu

2003 Ph.D. in Political Science & Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1999 MA, Political Science & Public Affairs, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
1997 BA, Journalism, Columbia College, Chicago

Dr. Adeoye’s teaching and research interests include American Politics and Institutions, Public Policy, Comparative Urban Politics, Emerging Democracies, Black/African Politics, Multiculturalism & Democracy, and Immigration Policy.

Dr. Maureen Lowry-Fritz

Adjunct Professor
Lowryfma@lewisu.edu

2016 Ph.D. In Political Science, Northern Illinois University
2002 JD, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Lowry-Fitz’s research interests include public law, disability law and policy, and organizational compliance / non-compliance with federal law.

Pat Levenda

Department Administrative Assistant
Benilde Hall BE-104
levendpa@lewisu.edu
(815) 836-5162