The Department of Political Science is proud to welcome two new professors who have joined our faculty this fall: Dr. Evan Perkoski (U.Penn. PhD., 2015), who will teach International Relations in Storrs; and Dr. Robert Lupton (Mich. St. PhD., 2015), who will teach American Politics at our regional campus in Stamford.
Dr. Perkoski spent last year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver. He earned his B.A. in Government at nearby Wesleyan University in 2010, before earning his M.A. (2012) and PhD. (2015) from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student in 2014, Evan was awarded the Patricia Weisman Award from the International Studies Association, which goes to the author of the best graduate student paper on any aspect of security studies presented at the previous ISA Annual Conference. He also won two separate prizes for excellence in teaching as a graduate student while at UPenn.
Dr. Lupton earned his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Michigan, before earning his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2015) at Michigan State. As a graduate student he co-authored two refereed journal articles in Political Psychology and in The Journal of Politics. He also has two articles forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science and Political Behavior. The discipline already reached out to Dr. Lupton for service as a member of the Malcolm Jewell Award Committee to select the best graduate student paper presented at the 2016 Southern Political Science Association. His broad teaching ability in American Politics and Quantitative methods will address the needs of the Stamford campus political science majors.