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Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

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Dr. James Calvi

Dr. James Calvi

Professor of Political Science

"I started out as a history major at Oklahoma State University and then took an elective class on politiical parties from Dr. Guy R. Donnell. He made the class so interesting that I became hooked on political science."

jcalvi@wtamu.edu 
Dr. Calvi's Bio

Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman

Instructor of Political Science

"Law and political science are inextricably intertwined.  Both are incredibly fascinating and shape the contours of everyone's life."

scoleman@wtamu.edu
Susan Coleman's Bio

 Anand Commissiong

Dr. Anand Commissiong

Associate Professor of Political Science

acommissiong@wtamu.edu
Dr. Commissiong's Bio

 Danielle Flanagan

Danielle Flanagan

Instructor of Criminal Justice

“Wisdom is knowing the right path, Integrity is taking it” M.H. McKee

dflanagan@wtamu.edu 
Danielle Flanagan's Bio

Dr. Harry Hueston

Dr. Harry Hueston

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

"I love working with my students. I find that the best learning occurs when my students and I work together in solving issues involving criminal justice and how it will impact their lives in the real world. I also believe books and theory are great but, when applied to real life situations, experience combined with theories and books, while challenging students to think out of their comfort zones and develop their own responses to these issue is my teaching philosophy!"

hhueston@wtamu.edu  
Dr. Hueston's Bio

 Xiangyu (Dale) Li

Dr. Xiangyu (Dale) Li

Assistant Professor of Political Science

“The best career is for the betterment of mankind.”

xli@wtamu.edu  
Dr. Li's Bio

Dr. Keith Price

Dr. Keith Price

Department Head, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

"After working for the Texas prison system for thirty years, my parole to West Texas A&M University is like making it to heaven. Students are fairly easy to manage after dealing with robbers, rapists and murderers and a lot more fun. Come take a class in criminal justice or sociology and learn why it is better to be a student than a convict."

kprice@wtamu.edu
Dr. Price's Bio

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Dr. Dave Rausch

Dr. Dave Rausch

Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science

"I've been involved in politics since I was in elementary school and I helped my father in his campaign for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  When I arrived at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I chose political science as my major because I was interested in better understanding people and their quest for power.  I had to make a decision in graduate school whether I was going to work in politics or move into academe.  I chose academe because I like teaching and working at a university that allows me to teach, research and work in politics when the opportunity presents itself."

jrausch@wtamu.edu
Dr. Rausch's Bio

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 Claudia Stravato

Claudia Stravato

Instructor of Political Science

“I have spent over half my life working in state government, politics, and for non-profits. I love teaching and sharing my extensive experience with students. I want to turn students on to political participation and ultimately to leadership in public policy.

cstravato@wtamu.edu
Claudia Stravato's Bio

Claudia Stuart

Claudia Stuart

Instructor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

"I look forward each semester for the opportunity to have new students and former students taking new subject areas from me. I always say, nothing ever means anything to anyone unless and until you show them how much you care.  I believe the students know that I care about their success at this University and will work with them to realize their optimum potential."

cstuart@wtamu.edu
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 Roy Thoman

Dr. Roy Thoman

Professor of Political Science

“A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy, and when guided and controlled by virtue is the noblest attribute of man. “ This wonderful statement is found above the entrance of the old WT library.

JanRoyBrister@Yahoo.com
Dr. Thoman's Bio

 

Dr. Reed Welch

Dr. Reed Welch

Associate Professor of Political Science

"Too often students are afraid to talk with professors.  But that's what we're here for.  If you don't understand something in class, need help choosing a major, or have some other question or concern, come talk to us."

rlwelch@wtamu.edu 
Dr. Welch's Bio

 



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