Political Science Faculty

Laurel ElderLaurel Elder, Professor, elderl@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Areas of Focus: American politics with a particular focus on public opinion and voting, political parties and elections, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender. Click here for CV.
Amy Forster Rothbart, Assistant Professor and Chair, forsterrotha@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Focus: comparative politics and international relations, Russian, East European and Central Asian studies, international environmental policy. Click here for CV.

Mary VanderlaanMary Vanderlaan, Professor, vanderlaanm@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Areas of Focus: international relations, foreign policy, women in development, African politics, Latin American politics, Middle East politics, politics and development in poor countries.


Jim Buthman, Assistant Professor, buthmanj@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University

Areas of Focus: public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.


Caleb GoltzCaleb Goltz, Visiting Assistant Professor, goltzc@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., University of Minnesota (expected 2014)

Areas of focus: Political theory and public law; tort law development; risk analysis; seventeenth century English political thought. Click here for CV.