Faculty and Staff

Robert Dion

Dr. Robert Dion

Chair of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society and Associate Professor of Political Science

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Robert Dion firmly believes that citizens need to understand and be involved in the political system. He has taught American politics courses at the University of Evansville since 2001. Before he came to the University of Evansville, he taught at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and at Wabash College. Outside the classroom, Professor Dion serves as the chairperson of the local civil rights commission | and on the boards of several organizations. He is regularly quoted in news stories about political developments in Indiana or in the United States, and he has appeared frequently on radio and television news programs, including several French-language broadcast outlets.
Tom Kazee

Dr. Tom Kazee


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Thomas Kazee serves as the University of Evansville's twenty-third president. Before coming to UE, he taught at Davidson College and served as chief academic officer at the University of the South (Sewanee) and Furman University. Kazee’s work has focused on American politics with an emphasis on elections, public opinion, and the US Congress. He edited Who Runs for Congress?: Ambition, Context, and Candidate Emergence, | published by Congressional Quarterly Press, and has authored and co-authored articles in various professional journals dealing with topics such as candidate emergence, public opinion toward the US Presidency, the impact of interest groups on legislative voting behavior, and state politics. He received a BA in political science from Baldwin-Wallace College and a PhD in political science from the Ohio State University in 1978.
Young Kim

Dr. Young Kim

Associate Professor of Political Science/Igleheart Chair/Director of International Studies

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Dr. Young Kim joined the Department in 2004 and serves as director of the International Studies Program as well as the Austin S. Igleheart Chair in Political Science. He specializes in comparative politics, including mass political behavior, social movements, democratization, political cultures, and political institutions in developing areas, and currently serves as a board member of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences.
Richard Maass

Dr. Richard Maass

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Dr. Richard Maass joined the Department in 2014 after earning his PhD at Notre Dame and teaching as a visiting professor at Cornell. He studies international relations and political theory and is one of the University of Evansville’s 2016-2017 Global Scholars. He has published research on annexation, US foreign policy, terrorism, and Cicero’s political thought, and his first book explains why modern great powers rarely pursue annexation.


Carol McCraney

Mrs. Carol McCraney

Administrative Assistant/Law, Politics & Society
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