Virtual Mentoring Program
Get advice from those who have come through the program before you!They have all sat where you sit now..and survived. They have all VOLUNTEERED to serve as virtual mentors to our current students and would be more than happy to hear from you and offer professional or even personal advice.
for Schedule of Political Science Classes for SPRING 2014
Department recognized with 2 (out of 4)
Larry Cox '68 (B.S. in Political Science)
Aaron Carlton '05 (B.S. in Foreign Language/
The Department welcomes Dr. Zhen Wang to MTSU and to the Department. Dr. Wang's research centers on the politics of China and will be teaching our Politics of Asia course and Comparative Politics and a course under Global Studies Special Problems and Topics called Global China.
Congratulations (and thanks) to... graduating seniors who took the Major Field Test
Once again our students scored above the benchmark of 500 on the Major Field Test, earning the Department the Academic Performance award.
Kaity Newman for winning the TPSA (Tennessee Political Science Association) undergraduate paper award (and a check!) for her paper "Philosophies of Justice: An Examination of Modernism and Postmodernism in Post-Genocide Rwanda."
The TPSA awards a best paper award for undergraduates (with a letter of support from a faculty mentor) and an award for the best graduate paper presented at the conference. The 2014 TPSA conference will be held in Nashville on February 22, 2014. Students interested in submitting papers for the undergraduate award should contact Dr. Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2013 DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Back row: Mahmud Brifkani (Meritorious award - Moot Court), Joey Meyer (Senior Honor Student award for College of Liberal Arts), Dr. Karen Petersen, Andrew Mitchell (Meritorious award - Mediation), Joseph Huckleberry (Norman L. Parks Award for top pre-law major), Mark Fyke (Meritorious award - Moot Court), Dr. Amanda DiPaolo, Michael Reed (Meritorious award - Moot Court)
Front Row: Kaitlin Beck (Meritorious award - Mock Trial and Moot Court), Heather Haggard (Meritorious award - Mock Trial).
Not Shown: Constance Grieves (C.C. Sims Award), Clifton Barnett (John W. Burgess Award), Kaitlyn Newman (Jack Justin Turner Award for top IR major and Meritorious award – Model UN)
Mahmud Brifkani for FIRST PRIZE in the Scholars Week Poster competition for his research "Islamic Law in International Relations: A Case Study of Iran and the Conflict over its Nuclear Program" (and congrats to his faculty adviser, Dr. Lefler).
Alexandria D. Miklich for being accepted into the graduate program at New York University. She will start in the fall.
Kendra Campbell for her successful defense of her Honor's Thesis: "Medical Malpractice: A Comparative Analysis of German, English, and United States Practice."
Alumni Aaron Shew who received the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Arkansas to pursue a PhD in Environmental Dynamics.
IR Graduate Receives Prestigious Charges B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
IR graduate Patrick Pratt has received a 2013 Rangel International Fellowship. Extremely competitive, the award includes many benefits, including: up to $20,000 annually toward tuition for a two-years masters program; a stipend up to $15,000 per year, an 11 week internship on Capitol Hill; a 10 week overseas internship in a US Embassy; assistance in preparing for a career with the foreign service; among others.