Political Science Faculty

Bruce Nesmith

Bruce Nesmith
Joan & Abbott Lipsky Professor of Political Science
B.A., North Central College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Email: bnesmith@coe.edu

Bruce Nesmith teaches courses on American political institutions, religion and U.S. politics, and political theory. He is locally active as the co-founder of the Corridor Urbanists, and writes about cities and other places on his blog Holy Mountain. His co-authored chapter "Triangulation: Position and Leadership in Clinton's Domestic Policy" is in 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton (eds) Michael Nelson, Barbara A. Perry and Russell L. Riley (2016). He is the faculty adviser to Political Science Club. He is married with two grown children.

Lynda Barrow

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
Email: lbarrow@coe.edu

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

Kimberly Lanegran
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Grinnell College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
Email: klanegra@coe.edu


Kimberly Lanegran teaches courses on comparative politics, international relations, women and politics, and US public policy. Her most recent publications focus on African truth commissions and international human rights trials. She is currently studying the implementation of Iowa's gender balance law in city and county government. She advises Coe's Model United Nations Club.