Faculty in Political Science

Karen E. Dean | Ruth Badger Pixley Professor of Social Sciences
Director of the Al Habtoor Leadership Center
217.245.3427 |

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Kent State University
Professor Dean teaches courses in American politics and a variety of interdisciplinary courses that put the study of politics in interesting contexts (e.g., Race and Politics, Politics in the Arts). Students benefit from the many forms of experiential learning that Professor Dean integrates in her classes.
Winston R. Wells, Department Chair | Findley Family Professor of International Affairs
217.245.3089 |
B.A. Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D. University of California-Los Angeles
Professor Wells offers courses in international studies, international relations, and comparative politics. He is also the pre-law advisor and coordinates the Model United Nations program.
Dane Wendell | Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A. Rhodes College; M.A., Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Professor Wendell teaches courses in American politics, including political behavior, public opinion and political psychology.  

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