Department of
Political Science

Recognizing and reporting signs of terrorism can help prevent attacks

Technology has played a large role in the growth of terrorism through recruitment of terrorists worldwide or through cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Jordan Clark (’11) trains people to recognize warning signs of possible terrorist or criminal acts on social media and in other settings through the Community Awareness Program at the CELL in Denver, Colo.

How We Do Data in the City of Kansas City

Eric Roche (B.A. ’11) has a C-level job at a city that many people have never heard of: Chief Data Officer. Roche’s job is to uncover data that is valuable in decision making, and empower the city’s staff and leadership to make quick, data-informed decisions resulting in employees that are more efficient at their jobs and residents get better services delivered.

Changing Lives Through Law

Political Science alumnus, Bill Leone (’78), came to CSU for the debate program and has built a career in law, including civil trial attorney, federal prosecutor, and United States Attorney for the District of Colorado. He received the Career Distinction in Law Award from his peers in Feb. 2019.

Winter 2018

Working toward water resource sustainability

Jake Adler, political science graduate, is at a fellowship with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at the EPA’s Office of Water working on issues of resource recovery, water monitoring, innovation, and reuse. Adler’s team’s research and work focuses on the whole water cycle and follows the One Water concept, thinking more broadly about the entire water cycle, in a collaborative manner, to work toward water resource sustainability.

Spring 2018

Curiosity, Generosity, and New Knowledge

From electronic art to silver mining in Bolivia, the German Enlightenment to Congressional productivity, our faculty are able to extend their research based on donor support from Great Conversations.

Speak. Disrupt. Empower.

Political science professor Courtenay Daum researches how the right to free speech enables the modern protest movements of marginalized groups.

Winter 2017

Long-time politician breaks gender and race boundaries to reach many “firsts”

After growing up in a mixed-race neighborhood in Greeley and facing discrimination and prejudice as a Latina woman, Polly Baca worked to break gender and race boundaries, becoming many “firsts” in Colorado’s legislature.