Professor Matt Grossmann: Red State Blues

Matt Grossmann, Michigan State University Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Public Read More »

Alumni Nathan Ohle, Lecture

Yesterday we kicked off our Fall Speaker Series with CEO of Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Michigan State University Read More »

Elizabeth Lane Awarded Best Graduate Student Paper

Ph.D. candidate, Elizabeth Lane, has been recognized by the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Section as the Co-winner Read More »


Kim Dionne

October 24, Kim Dionne, University of California-Riverside

Kim Dionne, Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside, is editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and Read More »

October 24, Hon. Misha Stallworth, School Board Member for Detroit Public Schools and Deputy CEO of CitizenDetroit

Please join the Master of Public Policy Program (MPP) for a lecture by the Hon. Misha Stallworth.

October 25: Alexander Duff, What We Talk About When We Talk About Political Speech: A Word from Machiavelli’s Florence

Please join the Department of Political Science for a lecture by Alexander Duff. Alexander S. Duff, now an assistant professor Read More »


2019 Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Professor Ryan Black has been chosen by the MSU Graduate School as the recipient of the 2019 Michigan State University Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for his mentoring of students in research and teaching.

The committee made the following remarks:

Dr. Black is a first-rate scholar and teacher and is wholeheartedly committed to mentoring doctoral students, as highlighted by the candid and wide-ranging letter from several of his Ph.D. students.  He works closely with his students, co-publishing with them generously and adapting to their needs for professional development as individual learners and future scholars as they move through graduate school-working with them on syllabi development, conducting mock interviews, and grant writing.  Dr. Black seems to make sure that his students are prepared to embark on the job market when necessary.  The success of his mentoring is evident based on the excellent placement rate of his former students.