Political Science and International Relations

Political Science and International Relations
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Meet the Faculty

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The majors offered by the Political Science & International Relations Department are rigorous and grounded in the liberal arts. We provide students with a solid introduction to their fields of study so they can pursue careers, as well as the basic writing, reasoning and communication skills that will enable them to be successful in a wide variety of professions.

Our programs integrate academic rigor with real-world experience, and our faculty support students in achieving their goals. For some, this means graduate or professional schools. For others, the objective is to begin a career. Our students have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools in political science and international relations, as well as leading law schools. Others have worked for the U.S. government in the diplomatic corps, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, the Peace Corps, and other government agencies as well as in the private sector.


What Just Happened? A Conversation About The 2020 Election: 

What Just Happened? A Conversation About the 2020 Election


Download the PDF here


Watch our International Relations students talk about participating in the Global Engagement Program:

How to Contact the Department:

  • Office: Jacobson Faculty Tower (JFT) 814
  • Department of Political Science and International Relations
    SUNY New Paltz
    600 Hawk Drive
    New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
  • Phone: (845) 257-3540
  • Fax: (845) 257-3581

Associate Professor/Chair: Kathleen Dowley, dowleyk@newpaltz.edu

Secretary: Jennifer Freer, freerj@newpaltz.edu