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 chapter received a top honor from NASSPA. 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. 10:00 - 12:00
Tue.  3:45 - 5:45
Wed. 11:00 - 12:00

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.