sshafqat@smcm.edu
114 Kent Hall
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The Political Science department mentors students through a journey from fact to theory, then on to the application of theory.

August 2, 2022
Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was featured in an article in “The Deseret News” called “The rising tide of authoritarianism.” 

“Democracy is in retreat,” said Ugues in the article… Find Out More
April 13, 2022
Political Science Professor Walter Hill had an article published in The Humanist. The article, "An Examination of Policy Views by Race & Religion" ran on January 13, 2022. Read the full article here.
April 8, 2022
St. Mary's College of Maryland's Jordan Williams '23 presented his paper, "Putin's Information War," at this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Williams' paper was included in a panel on war and… Find Out More
March 1, 2022
Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly is co-editor with colleague Steven Schier on a new book titled "The Trump Effect: Disruption and its Consequences fin US Politics and Government" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2022). 
Prominent scholars of American institutions, politics and public policy… Find Out More
November 1, 2021
Todd Eberly, associate professor of political science and public policy at St. Mary’s College, has been selected by The Daily Record editorial staff for the Power 30 Higher Education List.

The group is composed of the most significant, influential and respected leaders in higher education, men… Find Out More
November 11, 2020
Professor of Political Science Walter Hill was quoted in the Spanish language news source Infobae on November 8, 2020, in the article “The Hidden Voters Mystery: Why Polls Again Underestimated Support for Donald Trump” by Dario Mizrahi. Hill was quoted for his observation on poll predictions,… Find Out More
November 4, 2020
The Center for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland present a virtual roundtable and discussion of Professor of Political Science Sahar Shafqat’s co-edited book, “Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship and Democracy… Find Out More
August 27, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and the St. Mary’s County Historical Society present the first speaker in the Inaugural “Historically Speaking” lecture series. Featuring the Honorable Daniel A. Friedman, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the lecture will take… Find Out More
May 15, 2020
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Provost and Dean of Faculty Michael Wick has named three new faculty members for distinguished professorships.

The Aldom-Plansoen College Fellowships are granted to associate professors for a two-year term.  In honor of recent professional accomplishments and… Find Out More
April 29, 2020
St. Mary’s College Professor of Political Science Sahar Shafqat has recently published a new book, titled “Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship and Democracy” (Georgetown University Press), with co-authors Mariam Mufti from the University of Waterloo and Niloufer Siddiqui… Find Out More