Faculty


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Dr. Stacy Bondanella Taninchev
Assistant Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 053
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 3610

Office Location
CG 421

Office Hours
Fall 2014: MWF, 10:30-11:30am; Tuesdays 4:10-5:10pm; and by appointment

Dr. Taninchev received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in April of 2009. She also has a BA in Foreign Affairs and Economics from the University of Virginia and an MA from the Institute of French Studies at New York University, where she focused on French Politics and Society. Her teaching and research interests include international relations, international law and organizations, and the politics of the European Union.  Since coming to Gonzaga in 2009, she has served as the Faculty Advisor to the Gonzaga University Model United Nations (GUMUN).

 
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Laura Brunell

Professor

502 E Boone Ave.
AD Box 053
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (506) 313-6679

Office Location
AD 411

Office Hours
MW 3:30-5:00 and by appointment

B.A., The American University, Washington, D.C., 1989; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1993; Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999

 
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Fr. Mike Connolly

Associate Professor of Political Science

Jesuit Community
Gonzaga University
AD Box 063
Spokane, WA 99258-0001

Phone: (509) 313-3611
Fax: (509) 313-5718

Office Location
CG 413

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 11-12
and by appointment

Associate Professor of Political Science, 1990
Ph.D., Monash University, 1986
M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
Tufts University, 1973
B.D., Boston College, 1968
M.A., Boston College, 1961
B.A., Boston College, 1960

After having worked and studied as a Jesuit priest in Japan, Iraq, Jamaica, Australia and the Philippines for a decade and a half, and having earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as well as a Ph.D. in Politics at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), Fr. Michael J. Connolly, S.J., has been teaching Comparative and International Politics at Gonzaga University since 1983. Having served as Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the International Studies Program, Fr. Connolly, S.J., enjoys teaching about the politics of numerous foreign countries such as China, Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, India, Nigeria and Zimbabwe as well as about significant global issues such as terrorism, world trade, globalization, the North-South gap, human rights, ethnic conflict, and environmental degradation.

 
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Dr. Jon Isacoff

Associate Professor, Political Science - Director, Environmental Studies Program

502 East Boone
AD Box 052
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-5951

 
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Sean Swan
Lect - AT, Pol Sci

AD Box 063

 
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Michael Treleaven

Associate Professor, Political Science

Political Science Department
Gonzaga University
AD Box 053
Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

Phone: 509.313.6698

Office Location
CG 426

 
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Bob Waterman

Assoc Prof, Pol Sci

Political Science Department
Gonzaga University
AD Box 053
Spokane, Washington 99258-0053

Phone: 509.313.6765

Office Location
CG 405

Office Hours
MW 3:30-4:30
TR 2:30-3:30

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1965; M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1966; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1978.

 
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Rebecca Stephanis
Assistant Professor; Department Chair

Department of Modern Languages
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 045
Spokane, WA 99258-0045

Phone: 313-3644

Office Location
CG 435-B

Office Hours

MW 1:00-3:00

Professor Stephanis received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultures from Princeton University in 2008. She also holds a Masters in Education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. She did her undergraduate work in Diplomacy and World Affairs, Russian, and Economics and Occidental College. Her current research interests include issues of Nation-building, particularily in Argentina, and how this process is reflected in the photographic image as well as film. She also is interested in comtemporary Cuban film. In her free time, Professor Stephanis enjoys coaching adults in personal potential training, taking walks with her family in Liberty Lake and Coeur d'Alene, reading, and traveling.

 
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Luis Garcia-Torvisco
Associate Professor, Director Spanish Program

Department of Modern Languages
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 046
Spokane, WA 99258-0045

Phone: 3647

Office Location
E. 511 Sharp Room 205

Office Hours

Office Hours:
M 10:00-10:50; MWF 12:50-2:00
& by appointment

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Professor Garcia-Torvisco earned a BA degree in Hispanic Philology (University Autonoma, Madrid, Spain) and a Certificate in English Studies (Coventry University, UK). He did his graduate studies at Georgetown University, where he received a PhD with distinction on Spanish and Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies. He has taught at Georgetown University and George Washington University, both in Washington D.C. Currently working at Gonzaga University as an Associate Professor, he teaches classes on Spanish writing and advanced grammar, Spanish film history, contemporary Spanish literature, and Spanish culture. Prof. Garcia-Torvisco's research interests include contemporary Spanish Literature, Spanish cinema, and Spanish popular culture from the democratic period. He has published several articles on these topics, and has lectured extensively on a variety of subjects related to Spanish and Latin American literature, movies, and culture.  He is currently working on a monograph on popular culture of the last 40 years in Spain. He has been the appointed director of the Cuernavaca (Mexico) summer program since 2007, and has served as Visiting Faculty Member for the ILACA (Independent Liberal Art Colleges Abroad) in Granada (Spain). He enjoys music, literature, movies, concerts, and coffee shops.

 
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Martha Gonzales

Associate Professor

Department of Modern Languages
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 045
Spokane, WA 99258-0046

Phone: 313-6723
Fax: (509)-313-5718

Office Location
E. 511 Sharp Rm 101

Office Hours

ON SABBATICAL

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Professor Gonzales earned a BA in Education with a Minor in English; she has an MA and PhD from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She has achieved TESOL Language Proficiency. She taught speech pathology in Lima, Peru and is a member of Feministas Unidas, a Canadian Association of Hispanics. Professor Gonzales is also a member of  the Modern Language Association and The Hispanic Association of Women. She is also a member of St. Joseph's Hispanic Community. She has published "La Evolucion de La Conciencia Feminina A Traves de Las Novelas de Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Soledad Acosta de Samper y Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera", with six articles published in Texto Critico, Revista Mexicana de Literatura, Chasqui, Letras Femeninas. Her work on women's literature, Second book on Marcela Serano's Novels, is currently being edited for publication.

 
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Dr. Steve Balzarini

Associate Professor of History

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 037
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-6697

Office Location
AD 431P

Office Hours

Fall 2014   TBA

Dr. Stephen E. Balzarini has been teaching at Gonzaga University since 1978. His academic interests include 19th and 20th century European political and diplomatic history, modern British history and military history. Dr. Balzarini's interest in military history arose out of research on interwar European disarmament and summer participation in the ROTC Military History Workshop at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Dr. Balzarini also has an interest in local and Pacific Northwest history that has been stimulated by his students' work in the Historical Methods class. He has won the Gonzaga University teaching excellence award (1992) and has been recognized in Who's Who in American Teachers (1998). When not studying history, Dr. Balzarini enjoys reading British mysteries and playing golf.

 
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Dr. Kevin Chambers

Associate Professor of History

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 035
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3690

Office Location
AD 431N

Office Hours

Fall 2014   TBA

Dr. Kevin Chambers received his doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. Dr. Chambers teaches upper division courses in Latin American history and Historical Methods, lower division courses in United States history. His research in Latin American History centers on the experience of Paraguay, especially the Guarani-speaking populations. He received a Fulbright Fellowships for research in Paraguay in 1996. While teaching at Gonzaga, Dr. Chambers has published chapters about Paraguay in The South American Handbook, an edited volume concerning the history of Latin American countries since 1945.

 
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Dr. Eric Cunningham

Associate Professor of History, Assistant Director Catholic Studies

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 037
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-5973

Office Location
AD 431J

Office Hours
Fall 2014  TBA

Eric Cunningham has been teaching at Gonzaga since 2003. A specialist in modern Japanese history, Cunningham also teaches courses in world and East Asian history, and regularly teaches seminars in the Catholic Studies Program.

This year (2013-14), Cunningham will serve as the interim director of the Catholic Studies program while Fr. Michael Maher is on sabbatical.

Cunningham earned a BA in History from the University of Colorado in 1984, an MA in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Oregon in 1999, and a PhD, History, also from the University of Oregon in 2004. Dr. Cunningham's other areas of scholarly interest include intellectual history, popular culture, psychedelia, postmodernism, literary critical theory, consciousness studies, Zen Buddhism, and eschatology.

 
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Annie Voy

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gonzaga University 502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 009
Spokane, WA 99258-0082

Phone: 509-313-7098
Fax: 509-313-5811

Office Location
Jepson Center 205

Education:
Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, 2009
M.S., Economics, University of Oregon, 2005
M.A., Economics, Tufts University, 2002
B.A., Economics and Business Administration, Saint Mary's College, 2001

Brief Biography:
Annie specializes in international trade and development economics with a focus on child welfare including child labor. She joined the economics department at Gonzaga University in 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). She teaches Global Economic Issues, International Economics, and Advanced Microeconomic Theory.

Selected Publications:
Voy, A. (forthcoming) "Globalization and Child Labor," in O. Morrissey, R. Lopez, and K. Sharma (Eds.), Handbook of Trade and Development, Chapter 8.

Voy, A. (2014) "Sector-Specific Variations in the Effect of Trade on Child Labor," Economics Bulletin, 34(1), pp. 385-394.

Voy, A. (2012) "Globalization, Gender and Child Work," Oxford Development Studies, 40(1), pp. 1-19.

Barone, G., Henrickson, K., and Voy, A. (2012) "Baggage Fees and Airline Stock Performance: A Case of Initial Investor Misperception," Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 51(1), pp. 5-18.

Davies, R.B. and Voy, A. (2009) "The Effect of FDI on Child Labor," Journal of Development Economics, 88(1), pp. 59-66.

 
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Fr. Patrick Wanakuta Baraza
Sr. Lecturer of Religious Studies

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 057
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-6787
Fax: 509-313-5718

Office Location
Robinson House 104

Office Hours
FALL 2014

Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

baraza@gonzaga.edu

Dr. Patrick Baraza, Lecturer of Religious Studies, is an ordained priest from the diocese of Kitale, Kenya. He has been teaching African Catholicism and Islamic Civilization in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University since 2005. Baraza studied theology at Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary cum Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana, Rome, Italy (1978-1982). He holds a Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div.) degree (1982), Licentiate (S.T.L.) from Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (1995) and a doctorate in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union cum University of California Berkeley (2002). His area of specialization: Islamic Studies and African Traditional Religions. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Baraza taught African studies at Saint Augustine National Seminary at Mabanga, Kenya. He has also taught Comparative Religions at Eastern Washington University, Cheney and Islamic Civilizations at Spokane Community College. Baraza has served as a chaplain at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, for six years. He is the author of Rival Claims for the Soul of Africa as well as an upcoming book entitled, Drumming up Dialogue: The Bukusu Model for the World.