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Professor Cooperman on Women Congressional Candidates and Campaign Finance

Professor Cooperman joined a Facebook Live panel to discuss the book, “Politicking While Female: The Political Lives of Women,” and her chapter, “On the Money: Assessing the Campaign Finance Networks of Women Congressional Candidates.” View her interview by clicking here!


Professor Lester on “Dialogues in Democracy” Podcast Series

Professor Lester participated in debate and discussion on various topics surrounding democracy on the University of Michigan Press’s podcast “Dialogues in Democracy”. Click here to listen to their podcasts!


Professor Jason Davidson commentary on geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific

In NewsWeek’s “US, China’s Geopolitical Battle for Asia Shapes New Power Dynamic for Region” by Tom O’Connor and Naveed Jamali, Professor Davidson discusses China’s assertive behavior internationally and the impact of the Cold War in today’s international alliances. Click here to read more.


Professor Cooperman and Professor Farnsworth: COVID in Context

As part of UMW’s Covid in Context course, Professor Cooperman and Professor Farnsworth recently delivered a lecture titled “Covid and the 2020 U.S. Presidential and Congressional Elections” – click here to watch.


Professor Singh Works with Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

UMW students at the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust luncheon. Dr. Singh, associate professor of political science and international affairs, has worked with NVCT to help students learn about legislative and legal strategies for conserving undeveloped land. Click here to read more.


UMW Political Science Faculty Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards

Professors Elizabeth Freund Larus and Stephen J. Farnsworth are go-to pundits in national and international media in their respective fields. Soon they’ll take their expertise and research abroad through prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grants. See the article here for more information.


PSIA Department Faculty Receive Jepson Fellowship and Waple Professorship

Professor Singh received a Jepson Fellowship and Professor Lester received a Waple professorship so they may pursue research projects. Click here to learn more.


Professor Barr wins Prestigious Award

2018 Graduation, Robert Barrassociate professor of political science, received the Grellet C. Simpson Award, the institution’s most prestigious annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Click here to read more.


Professor Gupta receives Top Honors at Commencement

Laura Gilchrist presents the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award to Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs. The winner is selected by the graduating class as the faculty member “they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.” Photo by Norm Shafer.Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs, received the Mary W. Pinschmidt Award. The winner is selected by the graduating class as the faculty member “they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.” Click here to read more.


Professor Rosalyn Cooperman receives the first John M. Kramer Faculty Award

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At the 2017 annual Spring Awards ceremony, Professor Rosalyn Cooperman received the first John M. Kramer Faculty Award. This award is an acknowledgement of Professor Cooperman’s dedication to students, service to the University, and contributions to academia. Click here to read more.


Dr. Farnsworth Receives Outstanding Faculty Award!

UMW Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen Farnsworth Receives 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from SCHEV.Stephen J. Farnsworth, University of Mary Washington professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has received the prestigious 2017 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). Check out the story by clicking here!


Dr. Farnsworth received the Pi Sigma Alpha  Award!

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Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the UMW Center for Leadership and Media Studies, was recognized for his dedication and service to Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, at the American Political Science Association Conference earlier this month. For more, click here.

UMW professor named 2015 Asia Studies Fellow

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected as a 2015 Asia Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. For more, click here.