Political Science Faculty

Laurel ElderLaurel Elder, Professor and Chair, 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.
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Amy Forster Rothbart, Assistant Professor, 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.
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Sara RinfretSara Rinfret, Assistant Professor, rinfrets@hartwick.edu
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University

Areas of Focus: American politics and policy including environmental policy, state and local politics, public administration, and regulation. Click here for CV.

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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.
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Matthew VorheesMatthew Voorhees, Assistant Professor, voorheesm@hartwick.edu
Ph.D. Rutgers University

Areas of Focus: history of political thought, American political thought, politics and the arts, democratic theory, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. Click here for CV.