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Dr. Cynthia Botteron



409 Grove Hall

(717) 477-1344


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (Government), 2000
  • MA, Colorado State University (coursework in Philosophy), 1991
  • BA, University of New Mexico (Political Science), 1988

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

Contact the Political Science Department 424 Grove Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1718