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Department of Political Science

Message from the Chair

Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs Knotts, Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Whether you are interested in American campaigns and elections or international human rights, global climate change or criminal justice, foreign policy or urban planning, Chinese politics or the politics of Africa, intelligence gathering or health policy, local community groups or international development agencies, the Department of Political Science has the courses and extracurricular programming for you. The faculty and staff in our department are committed to your success, both as a student in Charleston and for your life after college.  Our department has a large and distinguished alumni network and you can see some of their profiles featured in The College Today below. Read more

Alumni Profiles

Michelle Bloom C'13 - White House Intern
Nicholas Glover C'05 - Business Expansion Leader
Caroline Horres C'12 - Political Risk Analyst
Michael Huberman C'10 - Development Coordinator for ESPN Films
Anna Meacham C'07 - Director of PR at J.McLaughlin
Matthew McClellan C'08 - Special Assistant U.S. Attorney


Dr. John Creed Receives Distinguished Advising Award
Posted on 4 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
On April 28th, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Brian McGee presented Dr. John Creed with the 2014-2015 Distinguished Advising Award. The College-wide Distinguished Advising Award honors those faculty members and academic staff who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to students in the area of academic advising. Dr. Gibbs Knotts, Chair […]
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Brandon Chapman to Attend Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University
Posted on 24 April 2015 | 7:51 pm
Political Science and African American Studies Double-Major Brandon Chapman will attend the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) at Duke University. This intensive five-week program is named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former American Political Science Association (APSA) President, Ralph J. Bunche. The competitive program introduces doctoral study to undergraduate students […]
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