Political Science Professors Discuss the 2016 Election


Members of the Department of Political Science participated in a roundtable on the results and implications of the 2016 federal elections, including the presidential election. The event, open to all students, faculty, and staff, drew around 80 people on Friday, November 18th.


The discussion included brief presentations by each of the faculty members, followed by questions and answers from the audience.


Participants included Professors Amber Wichowsky, Paul Nolette, Philip Rocco, Susan Giaimo, Risa Brooks, Noelle Brigden, Barrett McCormick, and Lowell Barrington.



Large Turnout for Election Night Watching Party


Nearly 100 students attended an election night watching event, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics, the College of Communication, and the Les Aspin Center. The event was held in the J-Pad room in the Communication College's Johnston Hall.


Photos from the event include:







Prof. Karen Hoffman Named New Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center


Prof. Karen Hoffman is the new Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center. Based at Marquette’s campus in Milwaukee, she will oversee the Milwaukee-based state and local internship program created to complement the Washington, D.C. internship program. She will also serve as the point person for Marquette students interested in the Center’s D.C. program. She will continue to teach on a part-time basis in the Department of Political Science, offering courses in American Politics.


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           Alumni Profiles:

              Allyson Azar





        Allyson Azar graduated in 2015 with

        a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from

        Marquette University. She double

        majored in Political Science and

        International Affairs.


        Allyson currently works as the Manager

        for State Affairs & Political Mobilization

        at the American Chemistry Council. In

        this position, her duties include

        legislative reporting and advocacy on

        key industry issues, generating weekly

        reports for stakeholders on bill activity

        in all 50 states. She also manages the

        advocacy activities and political

        mobilization efforts in six states in the

        Mid-Atlantic region, including

        communications with state coalition

        allies and legislators. She engages

        public policy groups and advocates on

        industry issues, which at times involves

        coordinating informational presentations

        for state lawmakers. She also assists in

        the management of the Chemical

        Industry Council of Delaware and

        handles membership relations and

        advocacy outreach as well. During the

        Summer Congressional recess, Allyson

        facilitates tours and site visits with

        Members of Congress at chemical

        manufacturing facilities in their home



        During her time at Marquette, Allyson

        served as the president of Marquette’s

        Epsilon Omicron chapter of Pi Sigma

        Alpha, the national political science

        honor society. She also worked as an

        intern at Milwaukee’s Institute of World

        Affairs and was the vice president of

        Marquette’s chapter of the Alexander

        Hamilton Society.