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Political Science

 

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Delia Popescu
Chair

Associate Professor
Director of the Legal Studies Program
Director of Peace and Global Studies
315 445 4495 (office)
popescd@lemoyne.edu

Ph.D. Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Fields: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder Political Science
B.A. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Summa Cum Laude, and with University Honors (4.0 GPA)
Major: Political Science | Minor: Italian
Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania Law School

General Interests: Political philosophy; Comparative Political Theory; Eastern European political theory as it relates to dissidence, resistance, totalitarianism and political ideology; Vaclav Havel’s political thought. Most recent book: Political Action in Vaclav Havel's Thought: The Responsibility of Resistance  Download Popescu's complete C.V.

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Bruce Shefrin

Associate Professor
Director of the Internship Program
430 Reilly Hall
315-445-4496
Shefrin@lemoyne.edu

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.A. City University of New York, City College
B.A. City University of New York, City College

Courses:
American National Politics
State and Local Government
Public Administration
Public Policy

 

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Christopher M. Jones

Professor of Political Science
Dean of Arts and Sciences
308 Grewen Hall
315-445-4310
Jonescm@lemoyne.edu

Ph.D. The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
M.A. Binghamton University, State University of New York
B.A. Binghamton University, State University of New York
Phi Beta Kappa

Dr. Jones currently serves as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. He is also Adjunct Professor of Political Science at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Dr. Jones is a specialist in international relations and foreign policy analysis. He has been recognized for teaching excellence by student organizations, professional associations, and university colleagues. His research has examined a range of subjects, including arms control, export control policy, leadership accountability, weapons procurement, intelligence, NATO enlargement, organizational change within the foreign policy bureaucracy, and the future of American foreign policy.

 

Kelsey Ryan

Kelsey Ryan Gratien

Visiting Assistant Professor
ryankr@lemoyne.edu
431 Reilly Hall
315-445-4497
B.A. Le Moyne College
M.A. and Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo

 

 

 

 

 

Cort Ruddy

Adjunct Professor
B.A. SUNY Plattsburgh
M.S. Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications
M.A. Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Cort Ruddy is a partner at PCPA, a full-service public relations and public affairs firm based in Albany, where he puts a decade and a half of experience in journalism, politics and public relations to work for clients.

Mr. Ruddy began his career covering politics as the deputy managing editor for National Journal’s Hotline in Washington, D.C. He made the jump to politics to become the speechwriter for U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Upon his return to Central New York, Mr. Ruddy spent five years as the chief of staff and communications director for State Senator David J. Valesky. In that time, he also served communications director and campaign manager for Senator Valesky’s re-elections campaigns, and the same role for the successful election and re-election of State Sen. Darrel Aubertine. Prior to joining PCPA, Mr. Ruddy worked as V.P. of Communications and Upstate Director for Red Horse Strategies, where he consulted and director communications effort for scores of campaigns across New York State.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ruddy has worked at the intersection of media and campaign politics: first as a reporter covering politics, then as a communications director, on-the-record spokesperson and consultant for high-profile campaigns. 

 

James T. Snyder, Esq.

3+3 Law School Program Coordinator
Adjunct Professor
315-492-9665
J.D. Albany Law School of Union University
A.B. Colgate University
Phi Beta Kappa
snydejat@lemoyne.edu

Mr. Snyder is a partner with Greene & Reid, PLLC, in Syracuse, where he concentrates in personal injury and consumer rights litigation, trial and appellate practice, and class actions. Previously, he was a speechwriter, Senior Staff member, and an Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo of the State of New York, and a senior trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, in the Criminal Defense Division. For 20 years, he was an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Program at Syracuse University, teaching litigation and civil practice, tort law, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Snyder founded and directs the Franciscan Legal Referral Clinic in Syracuse and has served on several boards, including the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, Aurora of Central New York, and the Hiscock Legal Aid Society.

 

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Susan Behuniak - Emerita

Ph.D. in Political Science, SUNY at Albany, 1985.
M.A. in Political Science, SUNY at Albany, 1980.
B.A. in Mass Communications, St. Bonaventure University, 1978.

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J. Barron Boyd  Emeritus

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.A., B.A., Rhodes College

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John Freie - Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

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Charles Pulver - Emeritus

M.S., Syracuse University
B.A., Le Moyne College