Gonzaga University | 502 East Boone Avenue | Spokane, WA
99258-0102 | (800) 986.9585
Dr. Stacy Bondanella Taninchev
502 E. Boone Ave. AD Box 053 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location CG 421
Office Hours Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15-11:15am 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).
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
Associate Professor of
Political Science, 1990
Ph.D., Monash University,
M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, Tufts
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.
502 E Boone Ave.
AD Box 063 Sokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 428
Joe Gardner joined the GU Political Science Department in
2011.He was previously an assistant
professor at Northern Arizona University and most recently a visiting professor
at the University of Montana.He currently teaches
courses in the area of constitutional law and the courts, American foreign
policy, and introduction to American politics. He has also taught a range of other courses on American political institutions and political participation. His is currently researching decision making on the Federal Open Market Committee. He also serves
as the GU Prelaw Advisor.
Science.University of California, Santa
Science.University of California, Santa
Graduate University, 1994.
Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies
502 East Boone AD Box 052 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-5951
Office Location CG 419
Jonathan Isacoff joined the Political Science Department in 2004. Professor Isacoff’s teaching and research areas are on Middle Eastern politics, environmental politics, international security, and philosophical pragmatism. Professor Isacoff’s book, Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Pragmatism and Historical Inquiry, was published in 2006. His articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; International Relations; Perspectives on Political Science; and Journal of Political Science Education.
Dr. Cynthia Stavrianos
Political Science Department
Gonzaga University AD Box 053 Spokane, WA 99258-0001
Dr. Stavrianos holds an A.B. in Political Science from Barnard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science with a Doctoral Emphasis in Women's Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to teaching at Gonzaga University, Dr. Stavrianos taught Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Political Science at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Stavrianos' book The Political Uses of Motherhood in America (Routledge 2015) focuses on the use of motherhood as a frame for women's political action in the United States. Her current research examines ridicule as a response to women's political action. Dr. Stavrianos teaches courses in American politics, women and politics, food politics, urban politics, grassroots politics, feminist thought, and race and ethnic politics.