Experts Guide — Politics

African politics — Women and development in West Africa — Democratic transitions in Africa —
Peace Corps
Lori Hartmann-Mahmud

Hower Associate Professor of International Studies
B.A., Denison University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver

Former Peace Corps volunteer in Tahoua, Niger, West Africa. An Ambassadorial Graduate Rotary Scholar in Senegal, West Africa. Articles published in journals including Africa Today.



American political history — The judicial process — The legislative process — The Civil Rights movement in America — The Supreme Court
Dan Stroup

Lively Professor of Government and Law
B.A., University of Dayton; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Teaching and research interests encompass American political history, the judicial process, the legislative process, and the Civil Rights movement in America. Team teaches (with professor William Garriott) a government course that simulates the U.S. Congress. Has published articles in journals including Valparaiso Law Review and PS: Political Science and Politics, as well as a segment of The Kentucky Encyclopedia.