Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Elizabeth Bennion
Professor
Wiekamp 2181
(574) 520-4128 
ebennion@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2001.American politics, parties and interest groups, public opinion and political participation, race and gender politics, campaigns and elections.  
  
Linda Chen
Associate Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs
Professor
Wiekamp 2173
(574) 520-4520 
lchen@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1988.Latin American politics, comparative politics, women and politics. 
Steven Gerencser
Department Chair
Professor
Wiekamp 2189
(574) 520-4514 
sgerencs@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1996.
Political theory, history of political thought, democratic theory, corporate citizenship and civil society.
Sungkyu Jang
Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2185
(574) 520-4178
sujang@iusb.edu
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2012Public and Nonprofit Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Policy Analysis, Political Economics.
Neovi Karakatsanis
Professor
Wiekamp 2183 
(574) 520-4861
nkarakat@iusb.edu  
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1996.European politics, comparative politics, international relations, international political economy. 
Gabriel Popescu
Master of Public Affairs Director
Associate Professor
Wiekamp 2177
(574) 520-4147
gpopescu@iusb.edu
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006.Geopolitics, Border Studies, Transnationalism, Mobility, Digital Technologies, Social Theory, Europe.
James SmithAssociate Professor
Wiekamp 2179
(574) 520-4817
jms21@iusb.edu
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2010.Urban politics, economic development, institutions of local government and Chicago politics.

Part-time Faculty

Douglas Ansel
Adjunct Lecturer
Wiekamp 2188
(574) 520-4334
dansel@iusb.edu
ABD, University of  Notre Dame
Comparative Politics, International Relations
Carlos Lisoni
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 3285
(574) 520-4237
clisoni@iusb.edu
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2012.
Comparative Politics, International Relations, Latin American Politics, Politics of International Development
Thomas T. Spencer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Wiekamp 2188
(574) 520-4334
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 1976.American History, the Supreme Court.
Tom Sutula
Adjunct Lecturer
(574) 520-4334
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1979.
M.D., Indiana University Purdue University, 1986.
Health services delivery and management.
  
Jonathan Watson
Adjunct Lecturer
(574) 520-4334
J.D., Catholic University of America, 2005.Law