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The Politics Faculty

The politics faculty at Catholic University approach the study of politics from a range of diverse yet complementary perspectives. Highly regarded both in the classroom and in their research, our professors are deeply committed to liberal arts education, the advancement of knowledge, and the success of their students.

Full-time Faculty


Dennis Coyle, chair
Constitutional law,  comparative law and political culture








Nicholas Dujmovic

Intelligence studies, CIA history, accountability of intelligence


Matthew Green
Congressional politics,
U.S. elections,
political leadership


Dorle Hellmuth
European politics, counter-terrorism, foreign policy, homeland security


Phillip Henderson
The U.S. Presidency, political leadership, U.S.  national institutions


John A. Kromkowski
Urban and ethnic politics, director of Washington area internships


Maryann Cusimano Love
International relations, peacebuilding, religious freedom


James P. O'Leary
Political economy, U.S. foreign policy, comparative political development


Claes G. Ryn
Western political thought, ethics and politics, historicism, politics and the imagination


Stephen Schneck
Political philosophy,
18th century American political thought


Wallace J. Thies
International politics, military strategy, the Atlantic Alliance, foreign policy


David Walsh
Political theory, liberal democracy, philosophical revolution of modern world


John Kenneth White
The American party system and the U.S. presidency, values and voting


Andrew Yeo
International relations and comparative politics, social movements, East Asia






Emeritus and Part-time Faculty



Joan Barth Urban
Contemporary Russian politics, Cold War history, comparative governments



James Quirk
International relations, comparative politics, global political economy



Lee Edwards
American conservatism, political leadership, politics of the 60s