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-Chair,Department of Political Science- Interim Chair(Fall 2014) Department of International Studies

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

Phone: (506) 313-6679

Office Location
AD 411

Office Hours
Monday - 2 - 4pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri - by appointment
Weds - noon - 2pm

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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Joe Gardner
Assistant Professor

502 E Boone Ave.
AD Box 063
Sokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-6764

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. 

Ph.D. Political Science.  University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005.

M.A. Political Science.  University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998. 

M.A., International Studies.  Claremont Graduate University, 1994.

 

 
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Dr. Blaine Garvin

Professor

Political Science Department
Gonzaga University
AD Box 089
Spokane, WA 99258-0001

Phone: 509.313.6745

Office Location
CG 415

Office Hours

On leave from department, 2012-3.  I may be found in the Dean's Office, CH 416.

B.A., Swarthmore College, 1965; M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1966; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1973.

 
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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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Dr. Cynthia Stavrianos
Assistant Professor

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

Phone: 509.313.6585

Office Location
CG 407

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' current research focuses on the use of motherhood as a frame for women's political action in the United States. She teaches courses in American politics, women and politics, urban politics, and race and ethnic politics.

 
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Sean Swan
Lect - AT, Pol Sci

AD Box 063

 
Picture of Dr. Stacy Bondanella Taninchev
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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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.