News

FACULTY PROMOTION
Congratulations to Dr. Alison Dagnes for her promotion to the rank of full Professor, effective Fall 2013!

PI ALPHA ALPHA
HONOR SOCIETY
Shippensburg established a chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration majors and MPA students. For more, click here.

PI SIGMA ALPHA
NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Congratulations to the Shippensburg University Theta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha for winning the 2011/2012 Chapter of the Year Award!  For more, click here.
  

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Contact Information

Political Science Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1718

Laurie Stader
Department Administrator

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Cynthia A. Botteron, Ph.D.  

Cynthia Botteron


Professor
Grove Hall 409
(717) 477-1344
cabott@ship.edu 

OFFICE HOURS SPRING 2014
Mon. 4:00-6:00
Tue. 10:00-11:30
Thu. 3:45-5:15

 



COURSES SPRING 2014

PLS 201 Foundations of Political Science
 Tue/Thu 2:00-3:15
 Grove 306
PLS 362 Contemporary Political Ideologies
 Mon/Wed 2:00-3:15
 Shippen 300



  
 
courses taught: 
American Government: Constitutional Foundations
 
 
Introduction to International Politics 
 
 
Introduction to Comparative Government
 
 
Introduction to Comparative Government paired with Research Methods 
 
 
Contemporary Issues: Comparative Environmental Politics 
 
 
Group Mobilization and State Change 
 
 
Ancient to 19th Century Political Philosophy 
 
 
20th Century Political Ideology
 
 
Selected Topics: International Studies Capstone
 
 
Selected Topics: Comparative Development 
 
 
Selected Topics: Non-Profits and Public Policy  
 
 
Selected Topics: Environmental Politics and Policy 
 
 
 
 
research interests: 
comparative environmental policy (protected areas and wildlife)
 
 
impact of norms and values on the structure of policy and law related to the environment
 
 
non-governmental organizations: strategies for maintaining institutional strength and integrity
 
 
comparative constitutions: evolving conceptions of representative government
 
 
 
 
other interests: 
jewelry making, gardening, travel
 
 
 
 
DEGREES: 
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (Government), 2000
 
 
M.A., Colorado State University (coursework in Philosophy), 1991
 
 
B.A., University of New Mexico (Political Science), 1988

DR. BOTTERON'S C.V.