Political Science Faculty

James Buthman, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
buthmanj@hartwick.edu
Areas of expertise: Public policy and American government with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.

Jing Chen, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Princeton University
chenj@hartwick.edu
Areas of expertise: Comparative politics and international relations in Pacific Asia, UN peacekeeping, authoritarianism, environmental politics, and politics in developing countries

Laurel Elder, Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
elderl@hartwick.edu
Areas of expertise: American politics with a particular focus on public opinion and voting, political parties and elections, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Amy Forster Rothbart, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of expertise: Comparative politics and international relations, Russian, East European and Central Asian studies, international environmental policy.

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