Faculty and Staff


Joshua Anderson
Instructor in Political Science

B.A. Carleton College, ABD, University of Minnesota


Douglas Casson
Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Duke University; M.A., Duke University; B.A., Colorado College

Christopher Chapp
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ph.D, University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dan Hofrenning

Daniel J. B. Hofrenning
Professor of Political Science, Assoc. Dean of Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.Div., Luther Northwestern Seminary; M.A., Duke University; B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead)


Jo Beld
Professor of Political Science

Professor of Political Science Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University


Anthony Lott
Chair, Associate Professor Political Science

Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Ph.D., University of Denver; M.A., Portland State University; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College


Anthony Pahnke
Instructor in Political Science

B.A.,University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D Candidate, University of Minnesota, 2005-present.


J. Patrick Dale
Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Essex, England; M.A., University of Essex, England; B.A., University of Keele, England


Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak
Associate Professor Political Science/Asian Studies

Ph.D. University of Chicago; M.A. University of Chicago; B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Kristina Thalhammer
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Minnesota; B.A., College of St. Catherine