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Political Science Faculty

Bruce Nesmith
Joan & Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science
B.A., North Central College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Bruce Nesmith teaches courses on American political institutions, religion and U.S. politics, and political philosophy. He is author of The New Republican Coalition: The Reagan Campaigns and White Evangelicals (Peter Lang, 1994). His current research deals with policy making by the President and Congress. He is the faculty adviser to Political Science Club. He is married with two children. In his spare time he writes and performs original folk songs; he has recorded two albums, "Mouth Full of Mustard" and "Almost Endless Fun".

Lynda Barrow
Professor of Political Science
B.A., Albion College
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
M.T.S., Wesley Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Lynda Barrow's research interests are in Latin American politics and the intersections of politics and religion. Her current research is on religion and world politics. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Coe's Habitat for Humanity chapter. She teaches a variety of courses on international politics and comparative politics, including American Foreign Policy, International Development, and Latin American Politics.

Kimberly Lanegran
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Grinnell College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Kimberly Lanegran teaches courses on comparative politics, international organizations, women and politics, and US public policy. Her publications focus on international human rights trials and truth commissions. Her chapter "Prosecuting Recruitment of Child Combatants" is in Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution (eds) Henry F. Carey and Stacey Gibson Mitchell (2013).