Spotlights

Mewes

Meet Horst Mewes

April 28, 2017

Associate Professor in Political Science Horst Mewes grew up in Germany after the second world war. In 1955, at age 15, he immigrated to the United States with his parents. “After the war, Germany was heavily destroyed, so it was rebuilding,” Mewes said. “When we came to the U.S., it... Read more »
carew boulding

Meet Carew Boulding

April 4, 2017

Associate Professor in Political Science “I always liked the idea of being a professor,” Dr. Carew Boulding reflected from her serene, second-story office. Packed wall to wall with books, the office is a reminder of the ten years Boulding has spent doing what she loves at CU Boulder, the only... Read more »
ryan dawkins

Meet Ryan Dawkins

Feb. 22, 2017

PhD Candidate, Graduate Part-Time Instructor Whether it’s about course material, politics in the news, or his own personal experiences, Ryan Dawkins loves to answer the questions his students ask him. However, there is one part of his story he “never tells his students”: “I did my undergrad at Colorado State... Read more »
John Griffin

Meet John Griffin

Feb. 8, 2017

Professor in Political Science and Faculty Director of the Conference on World Affairs Six years ago, John Griffin contacted CU professor Scott Adler about an open position at the University of Notre Dame, where Griffin was teaching at the time. “We reached out to Scott and he politely declined,” Griffin... Read more »
scott adler

Meet Scott Adler

Jan. 4, 2017

Professor of Political Science and Director of the American Politics Research Lab Professor Scott Adler may work in the city of Boulder, but for the last twenty years, his work has been paying off all over Colorado. “I probably have a [former] student working for every major lawmaker in the... Read more »
molly boyle

Meet Molly Boyle

Nov. 18, 2016

President of Pi Sigma Alpha For most college students, the highlight of the summer is a big trip, the nice weather, or even just the chance to sleep in now and then. But for CU senior Molly Boyle, something life-changing took center stage in the summer of 2016. “My husband... Read more »
Sarah Papich

Meet Sarah Papich

Nov. 15, 2016

President of CU Political Science Club At Denver’s George Washington High School, knowing politics is just part of fitting in. Sarah Papich, a graduate from GWHS and second-year student at CU Boulder, recalls her high school career as a rather politics-oriented time in her life. “All of the kids at... Read more »
andy baker at park

Meet Andy Baker

Nov. 4, 2016

Associate Professor, Director of the Program on International Development When it comes to textbooks, Andy Baker is one professor who’s been on both sides of the coin. Not only has he taught from different textbooks throughout his career, he’s also written his own textbook, Shaping the Developing World, which was... Read more »
shawnna mullenax

Meet Shawnna Mullenax

Oct. 28, 2016

PhD Candidate, President of PSCI Graduate Students When Shawnna Mullenax enrolled at West Virginia University, she had plans to become a chiropractor; however, she quickly learned that it’s never too early to change your major. “Three weeks into college, I knew it wasn’t for me,” said the fifth-year graduate student... Read more »
meg shannon

Meet Meg Shannon

Oct. 7, 2016

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program The average American drives 37 miles in a day and nearly 300 miles in a week.* That number approaches the distance of about 316 miles from Amsterdam to Paris, a commute that CU professor Meg Shannon made while she was in graduate school... Read more »

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