Political Science

Main Contact
Diana Boros
Associate Professor of Political Science
dboros@smcm.edu
Kent Hall 127B
Organization Description

The Political Science department mentors students through a journey from fact to theory, then on to the application of theory.

February 6, 2024
Recent St. Mary's College of Maryland graduates Charlotte Mac Kay '22, Surisitee Motiram '23 and Nicholas Howard '23 have been named semi-finalists in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program by the U.S. Department of State. The program "offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic… Find Out More
January 19, 2024
Professor Todd Eberly was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism by Maryland Governor Wes Moore.

The Commission was created in 1994 to oversee Maryland's AmeriCorps activities and resources under the National and Community Service Trust Act… Find Out More
November 15, 2023
Antonio Ugues Jr., PhD, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, was recently appointed to the Maryland 250 Commission by Maryland Governor Wes Moore.

The Maryland 250 Commission was created by executive order to serve as Maryland's official… Find Out More
August 15, 2023
Nadia Velasco ’25 participated in the Political Science Predoctoral Summer Institute hosted by Georgetown University on June 12-16, 2023. The competitive program offers training for students considering a PhD in political science or closely related field. Participating students meet with other… Find Out More
August 22, 2022
St. Mary’s College of Maryland recently hosted a visit by a delegation from Pärnu County, Estonia, visiting St. Mary’s County.  In 2019, St. Mary’s County formally established a “sister county” relationship with its Baltic counterparts, and this visit was part of the collaboration the relationship… Find Out More
August 2, 2022
Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was featured in an article in “The Deseret News” called “The rising tide of authoritarianism.” 

“Democracy is in retreat,” said Ugues in the article… Find Out More
April 13, 2022
Political Science Professor Walter Hill had an article published in The Humanist. The article, "An Examination of Policy Views by Race & Religion" ran on January 13, 2022. Read the full article here.
April 8, 2022
St. Mary's College of Maryland's Jordan Williams '23 presented his paper, "Putin's Information War," at this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Williams' paper was included in a panel on war and… Find Out More
March 1, 2022
Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly is co-editor with colleague Steven Schier on a new book titled "The Trump Effect: Disruption and its Consequences fin US Politics and Government" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2022). 
Prominent scholars of American institutions, politics and public policy… Find Out More
November 1, 2021
Todd Eberly, associate professor of political science and public policy at St. Mary’s College, has been selected by The Daily Record editorial staff for the Power 30 Higher Education List.

The group is composed of the most significant, influential and respected leaders in higher education, men… Find Out More