Faculty

  • URS Application Open for Rising Sophomores The Undergraduate Research Scholars program is now accepting applications for rising sophomores. URS is a two-semester course in which students do hands-on research or creative work under the guidance of a UW faculty or staff mentor. Each student works on the current project of a mentor who is advancing the frontiers of knowledge or creative practice. Students also participate in a weekly seminar to explore influences of research and creative work in society. Apply   Course Schedule/Meeting Times Students work an average of 6 hours/week on research or creative work (exact hours and days/times are determined by the student and mentor together, accounting for the ...
  • Professor John Zumbrunnen New Faculty Director of Chadbourne Residential College Professor John Zumbrunnen, is making headlines as the new faculty director of Chadbourne Residential College.  In support of the Wisconsin Idea, Zumbrunnen adamantly upholds that “Residential learning communities like CRC help students see connections between their academic lives, their extracurricular lives and their personal lives.”  Read here to learn more about this down to earth professor and how he feels about the importance of the Wisconsin Idea and a liberal arts education.    
  • Your Invitation: Survey on Korea Our own professor Andrew Kydd is conducting a survey on the topic of North and South Korea and the possibility of U.S.-Chinese cooperation over Korean unification.  He is trying to get as much participation from interested political science students as possible, so please consider taking the survey. A letter of invitation is attached.  InvitationLetter
  • UW PoliSci in the News Take a moment and see what’s news and noteworthy from your PoliSci professors. Analysis of the situation in Ukraine A way forward for Ukraine (Professor Scott Gehlbach) Boarding up windows of opportunity for Ukraine (Professor Andrew Kydd) Ukraine, Russia, and the international response (panel discussion featuring Poli Sci professors Yoshiko Herrera, Scott Gehlbach, and Andrew Kydd, video ~45 minutes) Five things you probably didn’t know about Africa Featuring research by Professors Scott Straus and Aili Tripp Remembering “forgotten” presidents on Presidents Day Professor Kenneth Mayer discusses Founding Fathers Professor Erica Simmons’s family connection to a member of UW-Madison’s inaugural class of 20 students Research suggests election reform could be on wrong track Interview featuring Professor Barry ...
  • Presidential Panel Taps Our Own Barry Burden for his Election Expertise UW–Madison political science professor Barry Burden is helping provide academic research to a bipartisan presidential commission looking into how to improve federal elections. President Barack Obama announced the creation of the commission in his State of the Union address. The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was established by executive order on March 28. To read the complete article, visit the UW News site.