CMS School Board Race and Voters to the Polls

Professor Martha Kropf, voting and election scholar, shares expertise on the Detroit election ballot

Dr. John Szmer: Monkey Cage Article in The Washington Post

Drs. Jared McDonald and James Igoe Walsh Win the APSA Experimental Research Section Best Replication

Dr. Alexander Kustov, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, published “Immigration Opponents Are Far More Passionate than Supporters,” in Monkey Cage of the Washington Post, July 14, 2022.

Dr. Yaoyao Dai, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, comments in a New York Times interview on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s visit to China.

Dr. Mary Layton “Mel” Atkinson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, has been selected for the 2022-23 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program. Since 1953, this prestigious program has brought political scientists, journalists, and other professionals to the Capitol, where they take part in educational seminars and work as staff in Congressional […]

UNC Charlotte further expands access to the popular political science undergraduate degree with an online version of the B.A. in Political Science enrolling for fall 2022. For more information, please use this link!

Dr. Martha Kropf, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Core Faculty of the Public Policy Ph.D. Program, contributes insights on voting and elections in Bloomberg Law article, March 31, 2022.

Dr. Jourdan Davis of the Gerald G. Fox MPA Program of Charlotte and her co-author, Dr. Ken Meier of American University, won First Place Best Paper Award at the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) for their paper, “Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity Tradeoffs in Public Programs: A Citizen Experiment”. Dr. Davis also won Best Dissertation […]

Charlotte’s Model United Nations team won a record number of awards at the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta during November 18-20. Students representing Argentina, China, and Turkey won Distinguished Delegation and Germany won Outstanding Delegations. Additionally, seven student pairs won individual awards. Charlotte had seven alumni serving as conference leaders. Congratulations!

Dr. John Szmer, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, and his colleagues, Drs. Laura Moyer (University of Louisville), Susan Haire (University of Georgia), and Robert K. Christensen (Brigham Young University), published an article, “Sotomayor said people of color feel pressure to prove themselves every day. She’s right, our research finds,” in Monkey Cage of […]

Dr. Yaoyao Dai, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, and Dr. Luwei Rose Luqiu, Assistant Professor of the Department of Journalism of Hong Kong Baptist University, published “China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats like to talk tough,” in Monkey Cage of the Washington Post, May 12, 2021. The article is based on an analysis of […]

UNC Charlotte alumnae Susan DeVore ’81, Tracy Dodson ’97, ’98 and Pamela Wideman ’06 were recently named to the Charlotte Business Journal’s list of 2020 Newsmakers for their roles in leading Charlotte through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Please view the full article here.

Election night 2020 proved big for Niner Nation. Former Student Body President Richard Hudson was reelected to the U.S. Congress. A record 14 alumni were elected to the N.C. General Assembly, and two gained seats on the N.C. Court of Appeals. For more information, please visit the full article here.

The Millennium Fellowship’s 2nd year kicked off in August with a new cohort of 18 students. This year the Millennium Fellowship is a course set up to help students learn the leadership and project management skills necessary to develop projects. The projects students designed and started include those listed below. Students graduated as Millennium Fellows […]

Megan Bird, a Levine Scholar majoring in Political Science and Public Administration, is a finalist in contention for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. For more information, visit the full article here.

Jaclyn Piatak’s co-authored article, “Informal Accountability in Children’s Service Networks: The Role of Frontline Workers,” was selected by the journal Awards Committee to win the Mary Parker Follett Award for best theory-informed research article in 2019, Volume 43, of Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.