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

    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, 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