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  • Department of Government

  • The mission of the Department of Government is to educate students in the areas of government, politics, and international affairs, and by this means to foster more knowledgeable, informed, and active citizenship, as well as more enlightened future political leadership, in the communities to which they belong.

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  • Dr. James Otteson
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    Dr. James Otteson&nbsp

  • February 27, 2014,Thursday, 6:00pm, UWF Bldg 51/Room 152There will

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  • Ours are liberal arts programs, challenging students to think about timeless questions pertaining to the governance of human societies, such as the origin and evolution of law and justice, the workings of political institutions and processes, the exercise of political leadership, the comparative performance of regimes, problems of war and peace, and contemporary political issues.

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  • Summer 2014 Course Offerings Available

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  • Dates To Remember

    • Dr. James Otteson Lecture Feb 27th
    • Spring Break Mar 10th - 14th
    • Advanced Registration for SUMMER 2014 Mar 31st - April 6th
  • Dates To Remember

    • Dr. William Ruger Lecture Apr 10th
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Banquet Apr 12th
    • Finals Week for Spring Apr 28th - May 5th
    • Spring 2014 Commencement May 3rd
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  • Online M.A. Political Science Program Coming Summer 2013

  • Political Science MA

  • Graduate Catalog for M.A. Political Science

  • Online Civics Educator Certificate Coming Fall 2013

  • Civics Educator

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  • Dept. of Government Office

  • Office Location: Building 50, Room 119
    Department phone: (850) 474-2929
    Fax: (850) 473-7001

  • Mailing Address

  • Department of Government
    University of West Florida
    11000 University Parkway
    Building 50
    Pensacola, FL 32514

  • Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Chair
    (850) 474-2660

  • Sheila Freeman, Office Administrator
    (850) 474-2337

  • 11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514
  • 850-474-2000

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    Faculty and Staff

    Alfred G. Cuzán, Professor and Chairman
    Education: Ph.D. Indiana University
    Research Interests:
    Phone: (850) 474-2345
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 121

    J. David Alvis, Assistant Professor and Pre-Law Advisor
    Education: Ph.D. Fordham University
    Research Interests:
    Phone: (850) 474-6116
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 127

    Jocelyn Evans, Assistant Professor and Graduate Student Advisor
    Education: Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
    Research Interests: Women and Politics, Political Parties, Legislative
    Phone: (850) 474-2660
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 125

    Michelle Williams, Assistant Professor and International Studies Advisor
    Education: Ph.D. University of Colorado
    Research Interests: Right-Wing Radicalism, Political Parties, Europe
    Phone: (850) 857-2347
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 124

    Bill Tankersley, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Public Administration Department of Professional & Community Leadership (COPS) and Associate Professor, Department of Government (CAS)
    Education: Ph.D., CPA (inactive), CGFM
    Specialties: Coordinator of Public Administration
    Research Interests:
    Phone: (850) 474-2338
    Office: Bldg. 77, Suite 121, Room 121B

    Jongseok Woo, Assistant Professor
    Education: Ph.D. University of Texas
    Research Interests:
    Phone: (850) 474-3213
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 126

    Sheila Freeman
    Office Administrator
    Phone: (850) 474-2337
    Office: Bldg. 50, Room 120