Faculty & Staff


Maria Rodrigues


Professor, Department Chair Political Science
Ph.D., Boston University
Fields: Environmental politics; Latin American politics
Email: mrodrigu@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 327  Phone: 508-793-3410
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Ivan Michael Arreguin-Toft

 Ivan Arreguin-Toft visiting assistant professor political science

Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D. The University of Chicago
Fields: international security, asymmetric conflict (including insurgency and counterinsurgency), barbarism, cybersecurity, strategy, gender and war, and Russian military doctrine.
Office: Fenwick Hall 321 



Nina Barzachka

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Fields: European political parties, EU politics, International Relations
Email: nbarzach@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick Hall 308  Phone: 508-793-2779
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Faisal Baluch

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On Leave 2023-2024
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Political Philosophy; Islamic Political Thought
Email: fbaluch@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 333  Phone: 508-793-3519
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 Donald Brand


Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: American politics; American national institutions; public administration
Email: dbrand@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick  310   Phone: 508-793-3402
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Erin Brooks


Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Email:  ebrooks@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 309 



Greg Burnep

Associate Professor of Political Science Greg Burnep

On Leave 2023 - 2024
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Boston College
Fields: American; Public Policy
Email: gburnep@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 328 Phone: 508-793-3016
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Sydney L. Carr

sydney carr assistant professor political science

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Fields: American Public Opinion, race, ethnicity, and politics, media and political communication
Office: Fenwick Hall 324
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 Loren R. Cass


Ph.D., Brandeis University
Fields: International relations; comparative politics
Email: lcass@holycross.edu 
Office: 226 Smith Hall  Phone: 508-793-3683
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Alex Hindman


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Fields: American Politics; U.S. Constitution; Separation of Powers; Public Law
Email: ahindman@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 301  Phone: 508-793-2598
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Jessica HyunJeong Lee

jessica lee political science professor

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Fields: Racial and ethnic politics, Asian American Politics, Comparative Politics, immigration, political behavior
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Denis V. Kennedy

KennedyAssociate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Fields: International Relations theory, global governance, NGOs, humanitarianism
Email: dkennedy@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 303  Phone: 508-793-3716
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Daniel Klinghard


Ph.D., Brandeis University
Fields: Political parties and interest groups; race and ethnic politics; American political development
Email: dklingha@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 322    Phone: 508-793-2361
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Stephen Kocs


On Leave 2023-2024
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: International relations; national security policy
Email: skocs@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 331  Phone: 508-793-2464
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Vickie Langohr


Associate Professor
Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Ph.D., Columbia University
Fields: Middle East politics, nationalism and democratization; religion and politics
Email: vlangohr@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 326   Phone: 508-793-2763
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Aditi Malik

Associate Professor Political Science Aditi Malik

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Fields: Comparative Politics, African Politics, South Asian Politics, political violence 
Email: amalik@holycross.edu 
Office:  Fenwick 311   Phone:  508-793-2516
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Denise Schaeffer

Ph.D., Fordham University
Fields: History of political philosophy; philosophy and literature; feminist theory
Email: dschaeff@holycross.edu 
Office: Fenwick 307  Phone: 508-793-3403
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Ward J. Thomas

ThomasEdward A. O'Rorke, Professor in the Liberal Arts
Mary Louise Marfuggi Award for Academic Advising 2023
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Fields: International relations; American foreign policy; international law and organization; religion and politics
Email: wthomas@holycross.edu  
Office: Fenwick 302 Phone: 508-793-3445
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SoRelle Wyckoff Gaynor

SoRelle Wyckoff Gaynor

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. University of Maryland 
Government and Politics
Fields: The U.S. Congress, American Political Parties, the Policymaking Process
Office: Fenwick 323  Phone: 508-793-2652 
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Nancy L. Loyd Boyd

Administrative Assistant Political Science department nancy l loyd boyd

Academic Administrative Assistant
BA/MA Government, Texas Woman’s University
Email: nloydboy@holycross.edu
Office: Fenwick 325    Phone: 508-793-3361



Faculty Emeriti

David L. Schaefer


Professor  Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Political philosophy; American political thought
Email: dschaefe@holycross.edu  
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