Faculty and Staff
Our talented faculty’s passion for teaching plays out in a diverse range of perspectives, styles and approaches to the classroom.
Our professors are active scholars who regularly publish and present their work on such topics as the U.S. Supreme Court, the role of faith in politics, global poverty and the status of women in developing countries.
Dr. Virginia BeardAssociate Professor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 207 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Ryan CottonLecturer/Political Science
Lubbers Hall 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423
Dr. Annie DandavatiProfessor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 205 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Dr. Jeffrey PoletProfessor of Political Science, Department Chair
Lubbers Hall-Room 204 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Dr. Rachel SchutteAssistant Professor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall Room 208 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423
Dr. Joel ToppenAssociate Professor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 202 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Lubbers Hall126 East 10th StreetRoom 226Holland, MI 49423