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Meet Joe Gershtenson

As a regional comprehensive school, EKU tries to get involved with the communities in our service region –helping communities with problems, finding ways our students can improve their homes, and generally being good guests of our host cities.  In the Department of Government, Dr. Joe Gershtenson is the man behind our outreach.  This week we sat down with Dr.

Meet Anne Cizmar

As the resident Americanist in the Department of Government, Dr. Anne Cizmar teaches a wide range of American politics classes.  From introduction and orientation to campaigns and elections, if it’s American politics, Dr. Cizmar teaches it all—except the judiciary.  This week, we sat down with Dr. Cizmar to learn more about her.

2013 e-CACTUS Launches

On Thursday, October 17, the 2013 e-CACTUS (POL 301) held its opening ceremonies in Combs Hall.  Originally developed as a way to encourage critical and creative thinking, informed deliberation, and clear communication to the community, the Citizens’ Assembly for Critical Thinking about the United States brings students from across the campus together to learn, debate, and propose so

Meet Jane Rainey

Dr. Jane Rainey has had a varied career at EKU.  Since coming to EKU as a newly-minted Sovietologist, she has seen the Soviet Union collapse, interest in Russia rise and fall, and found new areas of interest for teaching and research as the world changes.  This week, we sat down with Dr. Rainey to learn more about her.


RICHMOND, Ky. – A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19-20.

Meet Steve Barracca

Professor Steve Barracca got interested in politics by watching world events, and he was infuriated by what he saw.  Years later, he began to research, learn, and teach as a way to make the world a better place.  This week, we sat down with Professor Barracca to learn more about him.

Meet Linda Gosnell

The newest addition to the EKU Department of Government, Dr. Linda Gosnell, brings a wealth of experience to the Paralegal Studies program, and also the perspective of someone who, since the program’s start, has been training and supervising EKU paralegals.  This week we sat down with Dr. Gosnell to learn more about her.

Meet Meena Mohanty

Despite being one of the newest faculty in the department, Dr. Meena Mohanty has been at EKU longer than most of the Department of Government.  The daughter of an EKU Sociology professor, graduate of Model, and native of Richmond, her roots in the community and on campus go back a long way.  This week we sat down with Dr. Mohanty to learn more about her.

MPA Faculty Attend SECOPA 2013

Three members of the EKU MPA faculty, Drs.

Meet Will Hatcher

It is no surprise that Professor William Hatcher is not only a professor of Government at Eastern Kentucky University, but also a member of the Richmond City Government.  From the beginning of his career, Dr.

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