Faculty and Staff
Our talented faculty’s passion for teaching plays out in a diverse range of perspectives, styles and approaches to the classroom.
Our professors are active scholars who regularly publish and present their work on such topics as the U.S. Supreme Court, the role of faith in politics, global poverty and the status of women in developing countries.
Dr. David RydenProfessor of Political Science and Department Chair
Lubbers Hall-Room 205 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Dr. Virginia BeardAssociate Professor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 207 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Dr. Annie DandavatiExecutive Director of The Philadelphia Center
North American Building 121 South Broad Street Floor 7 Philadelphia, PA 19107-4533
Dr. Jeffrey PoletProfessor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 206 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Dr. Joel ToppenAssociate Professor of Political Science
Lubbers Hall-Room 202 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516
Cory LakatosOffice Manager
Lubbers Hall-Room 226 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423
Lubbers Hall126 East 10th StreetRoom 226Holland, MI 49423