Recent department News

Congratulations to Our Outstanding Seniors!

Our department faculty voted to award the following students with our department’s highest honor—Outstanding Senior in Political Science, for academic year 2019-2020:

                                                           Hannah Astin

                                                             Kaylee Faw

                                                             David Webb

PSC Lecture Series: China, Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

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Congratulations to the Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients for 2019-2020

  • May Davidson Scholarship – Stephanie Dingle, Gary Hull, Brenna Koss,     Magnolia Long
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship – Kaylee Faw, Steven Garfunkel, Andrea Santolim Geller, David Webb
  • Debbie Beatty Scholarship – Avery Skipper, David Webb, Evan Workman

Ariana Garcia receives Trow Undergraduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Ariana Garcia, Junior, UNC Greensboro College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Political Science. She is an active member of UNC Greensboro chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society (ALD).

Ariana was selected to receive the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year SuccessTrow Undergraduate Scholarship for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

Pubantz Artists in Residence Program

At the Artists in Residence Showcase, the Honors College was pleased to present founding Dean of the Honors College Dr. Jerry Pubantz with a plaque commemorating the re-naming of the program to the Pubantz Artists in Residence Program. Dr. Pubantz delivered remarks for the occasion of the five year anniversary of the Artists in Residence Program, which he founded and supported in collaboration with the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office until he stepped down as dean of Lloyd International Honors College. Congratulations, Dr. Pubantz, and thank you for all of the ways you developed and continue to support our Honors student and community!

CLS Lecture

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Hunter Bacot

Dr. Hunter Bacot joins the Political Science Department

Professor Hunter Bacot joins the UNCG Political Science Department after serving for five years as the Director of the Institute of Government at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Professor Bacot had previously been a faculty member at both UNC-Charlotte and Elon University, where he directed the Elon University Poll. His research focuses on public administration, local governance, and public policy. An active scholar of collaborative and community-engaged research, he is currently completing a study of comparative state environmental policy and politics, entitled, “Developing Regulatory Performance Indices to Assess Devolution of Environmental Policies in the U.S. States.” He will be assuming the position of Political Science Department Graduate Director in the fall of 2018, directing the MPA program and the two graduate certificate programs–nonprofit management and urban and economic development.

Human Rights Network Film Series: Belle


Dr. David Holian’s PSC 300, Congress in the Washington Context

PSC 300, Congress in the Washington Context, course met during the first summer session of 2017 in Washington, DC. Students who took the class met with congressional staffers, lobbyists, members of the executive branch, and journalists. They also discussed policy and politics with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation.

Human Rights Network Film Series: Mandela