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Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014

Fall 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 9 Glicksman Chair of Political Science Dawn Nowacki is the first Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair of Political Science. As a result of the new endowment, an American politics professor, Dimitri Kelly, has been added to the department as a fourth full-time faculty member (along with Patrick Cottrell and Nick Buccola). Kelly’s is the first new political science position to be added in more than 20 years. “This means a great deal for our students,” Nowacki said. “Linfield benefits from adding new professors who bring fresh energy and knowledge to our students. Dimitri is excited about adding stimulating new courses to our curriculum and to working with students doing collaborative research on public opinion and media effects.” New upper-division courses relating to American politics might focus on Congress, the presidency, voting behavior and American political development. The new position also frees Nowacki to teach additional courses in comparative politics, her specialty. Over the summer, Dawn Nowacki, the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair of Political Science, participated in a pilgrimage walk to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, walking 60 miles in five days. The faculty development seminar, “Modern Debates along the Ancient Way,” was made possible by the Glicksman endowment. “I have really appreciated how free I’ve been at Linfield to pursue my intellectual interests,” she said. “Linfield wants us to be fresh and curious so that our students can learn along with us.”


Linfield Mag 28 Fall 2014
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