Department Chair

Full-Time Faculty

  • Shemeem Burney Abbas

    Shemeem Burney Abbas

    Professor of Political Science
    • MA, University of Leeds (England)
    • MA, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
    shemeem.abbas@purchase.edu
  • Diana Cassells

    Diana Cassells

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.Sc. (Hons), The University of the West Indies (Mona), Jamaica
    M.A., The City College, CUNY
    M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY

Part-Time Faculty

  • Michelle Morazan

    Michelle Morazan

    Lecturer of Political Science

    MPA, New York University
    BS, Cornell University

Faculty Emeriti

  • Karen Baird

    Karen L. Baird

    Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science
    • BS, MA, PhD, University of Houston
    karen.baird@purchase.edu
  • John S. Gitlitz

    John S. Gitlitz

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science
    • BA, Oberlin College
    • MA, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Connie Lobur

    Connie Lobur

    Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science
    • BA, BS, Pennsylvania State University
    • MA, PhD, Rutgers University
    connie.lobur@purchase.edu
  • Peter Schwab

    Peter Schwab

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science
    • BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • MA, PhD, New School for Social Research
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • Chancellor’s Award in Recognition of Exemplary Research and Scholarship
    peter.schwab@purchase.edu