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 2015
Mon. 12:30 - 2:30
Tue.  2:00 - 3:30
Wed. 2:00 - 3:30



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.