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John P. Entelis -Chair & Director Mid East Studies Prog (1970 - Comparative Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 678 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3953

Web: John P. Entelis

John P. Entelis is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Fordham University (Bronx, New York). He received his B.A. degree in political science from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1964, Summer Certificates in Arabic Language Study at the American University in Cairo [Egypt](1965), Harvard University (1966), and Princeton University (1967) under NDEA National Defense Foreign Language Fellowships, an M.A. from New York University in 1967, and a Ph.D. in political science from New York University in 1970. He has been awarded several Fulbright awards to Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt. He has also directed three National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes and seminars. His research has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, among others. Professor Entelis has lectured widely both in the United States and abroad to university, government, business, and community groups under the sponsorship of private, academic, and governmental institutions. Dr. Entelis is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications on the comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa including: Pluralism and Party Transformation in Lebanon (1974) Comparative Politics of North Africa(1980, 1984), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (1980,1986,1995, 2002, 2006, 2011), Political Elites in Arab North Africa (1982), Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized (1986), Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics (1989,1996), State and Society in Algeria (1992), and Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa (1997) in addition to scores of book chapters and articles that have appeared in the leading scholarly journals in the fields of political science, international relations, Middle Eastern affairs, and North African studies. He has also published analytic pieces in The New York Times and Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others. Dr. Entelis is frequently featured in leading news media. Dr. Entelis is also the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of North African Studies and is the incoming president of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), the leading American professional organization devoted to the scholarly study of North Africa. AIMS sponsors overseas research centers (ORCs) in Tunis, Tangier, Oran, Algiers, and, forthcoming, Tripoli.

Jose A. Aleman (2005 - Comparative/International Pol. Economy)

Office: Faber Hall 662 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3955

Jose Aleman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, located at the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. He has degrees from Cornell University (B.A.) and Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.) and teaches courses on Comparative Politics and Political Economy. His work focuses on the comparative study of democratic institutions with a particular focus on the reform of labor market policies and institutions in new democracies. Dr. Aleman is also interested in democratization, democratic consolidation and social science methodology. Professor Aleman has received fellowships from the Macarthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the Korea Foundation. He has published in the Industrial Relations Journal, International Political Science Review, Political Studies, the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition) and the International Journal of Korean Studies.

Ida Bastiaens (2013 - International Pol. Economy)

Office: Faber Hall 666 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3966

Ida Bastiaens is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. She specializes in international political economy and international development. Her research analyzes how domestic and international institutions shape international economic integration and mediate the distributional and fiscal impacts of globalization in developing countries. Her dissertation, entitled The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment in Authoritarian Regimes, examines the role of international treaties and domestic politics in attracting foreign direct investment inflows to authoritarian countries. In addition to her research on foreign direct investment, she is working on co-authored projects on the fiscal consequences of international trade liberalization in democratic and authoritarian countries and the effect of labor standards in European Union preferential trade agreements on labor rights in developing countries. She teaches courses in the field of international political economy. She received her BA from Davidson College and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

William P. Baumgarth (1975 - Political Theory)

Faber Hall 673 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3965
Fax: (718) 817-3972

Dr. William P. Baumgarth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and is currently serving as Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Economics. He formerly served as Chair of the Political Science Department, interim Chair of the Classics Department, President of the Faculty Senate, Chair of the University Tenure Review Committee, Chair of the Fordham Middle States Review process and Director of the Rose Hill Honors Program. He teaches in the areas of Classical, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy. He has published articles on Thomas Aquinas, Niccolo Machiavelli and Friedrich von Hayek.

Bruce F. Berg (1977 - American Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 670 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3957

Bruce Berg is an Associate Professor of Political Science. His teaching and research interests include U.S. health and social policy, federal-state-local relations, and New York City Politics. He has published articles on health policy, interest groups, intergovernmental relations, and politics in the New York metropolitan area. Professor Berg also directs the Honors Program for the College of Liberal Studies.

Susan A. Berger (1987 - Comparative Politics/Latin American Politics)

Office: Lowenstein 917-E (Lincoln Center)
Phone: (212) 636-6362

Susan Berger is Professor of Political Science. She specializes in Comparative Politics, with a focus on Latin America. Professor Berger teaches courses on Latin American politics, developing nations, the political economy of development, and immigration. She has written on Guatemalan politics, the women’s movement in Guatemala, and immigration, gender, and the law in the United States. Professor Berger received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MA and PhD from Columbia University.

Jeffrey E. Cohen (1997 - American Politics/Presidency)

Office: Faber Hall 675 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3956

Jeffrey E. Cohen came to Fordham University in 1997, after teaching for 20 years in large universities in the midwest and south, including Alabama, Illinois, and Kansas. He received his Ph. D. in Political Science in 1979 from the University of Michigan and his major teaching and research interests include American Political Institutions and Public Policy. Professor Cohen has published extensively in the major Political Science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, and is currently the co-editor of the "Elections and Polls" feature for Presidential Studies Quarterly. His books include Presidential Responsiveness and Public Policy (1997, University of Michigan Press), which won the 1998 Richard E. Neustadt Award of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association; The Presidency in an Era of 24 Hour News (2008, Princeton University Press), and Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age (2010, Cambridge University Press). During academic year 2008-09, he was Visting Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Professor Cohen is also a movie buff of older films from the 1930s-1950s, especially film noir.

Jonathan Crystal (1997 - International Politics/IPE)

Office: Administration Building- North, Room 226 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-0136

Jonathan Crystal (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of Political Science. He earned his BA and PhD from Harvard and came to Fordham in 1997. He teaches courses in International Relations and International Political Economy, and his research centers on political responses to economic globalization and on the politics of international trade and investment. His publications include Unwanted Company: Foreign Investment in American Industries (Cornell 2003), as well as articles in Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Quarterly, Business & Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Global Society and other outlets.

Thomas De Luca, Jr. (1991 - American Politics/Constitutional Law)

Office: Lowenstein 925-F (Lincoln Center)
Phone: (212) 636-6384
Web: Tom De Luca

Tom De Luca is Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Intercultural Studies and of the Sino-American Seminar on Politics and Law. He is the author of The Two Faces of Political Apathy (Temple University Press, 1995), and the co-author of Liars! Cheaters! Evildoers! Demonization and the End of Civil Debate in American Politics (NYU, 2005) and Sustainable Democracy: Individuality and the Politics of the Environment (SAGE Publications, 1996). De Luca specializes in American politics, democratic theory, and constitutional law. Since teaching in China from 1999-2000 he has become increasingly interested in comparative democratization, and since the 9/11 attack on New York City in the problem of terrorism. De Luca is also a prolific media commentator on U.S. politics and democracy, and U.S.-China relations, with appearances on NBC Nightly News, CNN, Fox, Reuters TV, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The O’Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CCTV (China), and other media including television, radio, and print.

Nicole Fermon (1988 - Political Theory)

Office: Lowenstein 925-D (Lincoln Center)
Phone: (212) 636-6378

Nicole Fermon is Professor of Political Science and located on the Lincoln Center campus. She specializes in political theory and feminist thought. Professor Fermon teaches courses on the history of political thought (ancient, modern, and contemporary) as well as courses in democracy, nationalism, women's studies and film. She has written on nationalism and Rousseau, on Sarah Kofman and the Holocaust, on Luce Irigaray and micro-credit. Professor Fermon received her BA from University of Hawaii and Ph.D. from Columbia.

Richard Fleisher (1979 - American Politics/Political Institutions)

Office: Faber Hall 674 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3952

Richard S. Fleisher is Professor in the Political Science Department at Fordham University.
Professor Fleisher received his BA from Brooklyn College and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). His teaching and research focuses on the study of Political Institutions and Processes, with specific interest in the U.S. Congress and political parties and elections. Professor Fleisher has published widely including The President in the Legislative Arena (University of Chicago Press), Polarized Politics (CQ Press) and American Political Parties: Decline or Resurgence (CQ Press). His list of publications also include articles that appeared in The American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Currently Professor Fleisher's research focuses on the causes and consequences of partisan polarization. He is working on a book that analyzes the rise and fall of moderates in American politics.

Christina Greer (2009 - American Politics/Race and Ethnic Politics)

Christina Greer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University - Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. Prof. Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean. She finds that both ethnicity and a shared racial identity matter and also affect the policy choices and preferences for black groups. Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore. Prof. Greer received her B. A. from Tufts University and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Annika Hinze (2011 - Urban Comparative Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 676 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3960


Annika Marlen Hinze is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. Her research and teaching focus on urban comparative politics, the politics of immigration, religious, ethnic and national identity, and urban neighborhood space. Dr. Hinze ‘s current research focuses on the special ties that connect the identity formation process of immigrant minorities in the city to the neighborhoods they live in. Her book, Turkish Berlin: Integration Policy and Urban Space (University of Minnesota Press, August 2013) explores the process in which 2nd generation Turkish immigrants in Berlin, Germany find a home in their urban immigrant neighborhood. Like them, the neighborhood feels neither exclusively German nor exclusively Turkish, but is a hybrid that lies somewhere in-between. Dr. Hinze is currently exploring the dynamics of similar processes in New York City and Istanbul. A native of Berlin, Germany, she studied English and American Literature and Modern History from Humboldt University in Berlin and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Marcus Holmes (2012 - International Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 671 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3969

Marcus Holmes is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and has research interests that include international security, foreign policy, diplomacy, and experimental methods. Holmes has published or has articles forthcoming in International Organization, International Studies Perspectives, Review of Policy Research, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Journal of Transportation Security, and Homeland Security Affairs. He is currently working on a book manuscript and projects involving experimental methods, social neuroscience, and the role of personal diplomacy in international crises. He teaches international relations, international political economy, foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security affairs, and terrorism. He earned his doctorate from The Ohio State University and has previously taught at Georgetown University and The Ohio State University.

Robert J. Hume (2005 - American Politics/Constitutional Law)

: Faber Hall 669 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3964

Robert J. Hume is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and is currently serving as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at Rose Hill (Bronx). Dr. Hume has degrees from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A., Ph.D.). His research interests are in the areas of constitutional law and judicial policy development, with particular emphasis on the impact of court decisions. Recent projects have focused on the impact of state supreme courts on same-sex marriage policy. Other projects have studied the impact of the U.S. Courts of Appeals on the federal bureaucracy and the language strategies used by judges to advance implementation goals. He has published in American Politics Research, the Law & Society Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Justice System Journal, and Publius. His first book, How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior (Routledge 2009), won the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in Professional Studies. His second book, Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States, is available at Oxford University Press.

Melissa Labonte (2008 - International Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 664 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3959

Melissa Labonte is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. She received her A.B. in International Relations from Syracuse University and her A.M and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University. Her research and teaching interests include the United Nations system, humanitarian politics, peacebuilding, multilateral peace operations, conflict resolution, human rights, and West African politics. She is the author of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms, Strategic Framing, and Intervention: Lessons for the Responsibility to Protect (London: Routledge, 2012), and her research has been published in leading journals in international relations, including African Affairs; Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations; the International Journal of Human Rights; and Third World Quarterly.

Dr. Labonte serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham’s Center for International Policy Studies and as Vice Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). She has conducted research with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly on issues including Security Council reform, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Responsibility to Protect; and has also completed field work analyzing ongoing peacebuilding in Sierra Leone, which forms the basis for her current book project. In 2013 Dr. Labonte was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Social Sciences, and the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal’s Faculty Mentor Award in the Social Sciences.

Sarah P. Lockhart (2012 - International Politics)

Office: Lowenstein 917-F (Lincoln Center)
Phone: (212) 930-8848

Sarah P. Lockhart is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center (Manhattan) Campus. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, particularly in the areas of conflict and political economy. Her dissertation, entitled The Post- War Dilemma: War Outcomes, State Capabilities, and Economic Development after Civil War, examined the way in which civil war outcomes and state capacity affect the post-war strategies of important economic actors and how these strategies in turn affect post-war economic growth. In addition to her work on post-civil war development, she is currently working on a project examining international cooperation on migration policy. Sarah earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis in 2012 and a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College in 2002.

Monika L. McDermott (2008 - American Politics/Political Behavior)

Office: Faber Hall 672 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3963

Monika McDermott is Associate Professor of Political Science and holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA. Her research follows multiple lines of inquiry including voting cues and information shortcuts, most recently with regard to religious stereotypes and elections, as well as public opinion of government. In 2009 McDermott published a book on public opinion and congressional elections with the University of Michigan Press: Americans, Congress and Democratic Responsiveness (co-authored with David R. Jones). In addition, her work has been published in some of the profession's top journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. Professor McDermott is also a survey research practitioner who has conducted election surveys at the Los Angeles Times Poll, the CBS News Election and Survey Unit, and the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut. She is currently an election and polling analyst for CBS News and The New York Times.

Olena Nikolayenko (2009 - Comparative Politics)

Office: Faber Hall 677 (Rose Hill)
(718) 817-3961

Olena Nikolayenko is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. She received Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto in 2007 and was a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in 2007-2009. Her research and teaching interests include comparative democratization, social movements, public opinion, and youth, with regional focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She published the book, Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (Routledge, 2011), and articles in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Political Science Review, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Youth and Society, and other journals. Her current research focuses on nonviolent youth movements in the post-communist region

Costas Panagopoulos (2005 - American Politics/Dir. MA Prog. Elections & Campaign Mgmt.)

Faber Hall 667(Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3967

Costas Panagopoulos, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Electoral Politicsand the Master’s Program in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University. He is also Research Fellow at the Institution for Social and PolicyStudies at Yale University. He served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) in 2004-2005. His academic research focuses on American politics, with an emphasis on campaigns and elections, voting behavior, public opinion, campaign finance and Congress, and has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and PS: Political Science and Politics. He is editor of Rewiring Politics: Presidential Nominating Conventions in the Media Age and coauthor of All Roads Lead to Congress: The $300 Billion Fight Over Highway Funding. Dr. Panagopoulos is also part of the Decision Deskteam at NBC News and has provided extensivepolitical analysis and commentary for various print and broadcast media outlets including:The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, and BBC Television.

Nicholas Tampio (2008 - Political Theory)

Faber Hall 665 (Rose Hill)
Phone: (718) 817-3962

Nicholas Tampio is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. His first book, Kantian Courage, considers how Anglo-American, Continental, and Islamic political theorists take up the legacy of the Enlightenment. He is currently writing articles on Islamic political thought as well as a book on Gilles Deleuze'spolitical vision. Tampio has published in leading political science and political theory journals, including Political Theory, Polity, and Theory & Event. Tampio earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and has served as the assistant editor of Political Theory. Previously, Tampio taught at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Hamilton College.


Martin C. Fergus, Emeritus (1971 - Political Economy)


Dr. Fergus taught courses in Fordham College at both the Rose Hill (Bronx) and Lincoln Center (Manhattan)campuses, and in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 1998 he received the Outstanding Teaching Award in the Social Sciences from Fordham College at Rose Hill. Several of his undergraduate courses are cross-listed in the Peace & Justice Studies Program and his current graduate course is cross-listed in the International Political Economy and Development Program. His current research interests focus on international and domestic poverty, and grassroots development. Among papers, published articles and book chapters are: "Land and Hunger: A Simulation Exercise," "Poverty, Domestic and International: Is There a Connection?," "Promotion of Openness in a Democracy," "Using Simulations to Teach Political Science: WhatLessons Do Students Really Learn?," "International Justice and the World Hunger Problem," and "The Massive Retaliation Doctrine: A Study in United States Military Policy Formation." Dr. Fergus is currently doing research on the topic of "Sweatshops, the FLA vs. the WRC, and Promotion of Justice in Jesuit Higher Education."

Paul Kantor, Professor Emeritus, (1970 - American Politics/Urban Politics)


Paul Kantor (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Fordham University in New York City. His teaching and research interests include American and comparative politics, public policy, urban politics and economic development in the United States and Western Europe, and urban political economy.

Prof. Kantor is author of numerous articles and reviews in the Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, British Journal of Political Science, Polity, and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and other leading academic journals. Paul Kantor co-authored Cities in the International Marketplace: the Political Economy of Urban Development in North America and Western Europe (Princeton University Press, 2002). This book won the 2003 award for the Best Book in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association. His other books include American Political Parties: Decline or Revival? (CQ Press, 2001), co-edited with Jeffrey Cohen and Richard Fleisher; The Dependent City Revisited: The Political Economy of Urban Development and Social Policy, (Westview, 1995); The DependentCity: The Changing Political Economy of Urban America, ( Little Brown-Scott, Foresman, 1988); With Dennis R. Judd he also co-edited Enduring Tensions in Urban Politics, Macmillan, 1992; The Politics of Urban America, (Longman, 1998, 2002); American Urban Politics: The Reader (Longman, 2006); and American Politics in a Global Age (Pearson Longman, 2010). Paul Kantor’s most recent research focuses on comparative regional politics, including co-authoring the forthcoming (University of Minnesota Press) Struggling Giants: Governance and Globalization in the London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo City Regions.

Professor Kantor was the Fulbright John Marshall Distinguished Chair in Political Science (Hungary) in 2005-2006. He has lectured extensively in the USA, China, South America, and throughout Europe. He served as Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar at universities in Italy and the Netherlands, and was a visiting research professor at the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDST).
Professor Kantor is on the editorial boards of journals in political science, American studies and urban affairs, and is on the advisory board of the European Urban Research Association (EURA). He is former President of the American Political Science Association Urban Politics Section.

David G. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus (1973 - American Politics/Political Behavior)


Dr. Lawrence's interests are political behavior, specifically political participation, public opinion, voting behavior, elections.
He comes at all of these from the perspective of democratic theory. His research has focused on the United States, but his interests extend to political behavior more generally. His 1996 book, The Collapse of the Democratic Presidential Majority, with Westview was on realignment and party system in the United States since 1932, and his current interests have to do with the continuing evolution of American electoral politics.

Peter Remic, Professor Emeritus (International Politics)