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Carter Wilson

Department Head and Professor

carwilso@nmu.edu (906) 227-1502
Office Location:

235 Gries Hall

Interests: Public Policy, Civil Rights Policy, Economic Policy, and Public Administration

Degrees:
  • B.A., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Wayne State University
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
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Brian D. Cherry

Professor and MPA Director

bcherry@nmu.edu (906) 227-1823
Office Location:

260 Gries Hall

Interests: State and Local Government and Public Administration

Degrees:
  • B.S., University of Southern Indiana
  • MPA, Indiana State University
  • Ph.D., Indiana State University
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Petra Hendrickson

Assistant Professor

pehendri@nmu.edu  (906) 227- 2093
Office Location:

263 Gries Hall

Interests: Introduction to Political Science, Comparative Politics, and International Relations 

Degrees:
  • B.A., Indiana State University 
  • M.A., Michigan State University 
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 
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Ruth Watry

Professor & Director of Paralegal Studies

rwatry@nmu.edu (906) 227-1824
Office Location:

262 Gries Hall

Interests: American Government, Constitutional Law, and Women and Politics

Degrees:
  • B.A., Mankato State University
  • MBA, University of New Mexico
  • M.A., Washington University
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
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Lara Clisch

Executive Secretary

lclisch@nmu.edu (906) 227-2019
Office Location:

200A Gries Hall