Welcome to the World of Politics & International Affairs! 


Our department’s focus is both domestic and international, with particular strengths in environmental politics and sustainability, development, and politics of diversity. We also have a particular strength in social movements. 

We offer undergraduate and graduate courses in:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Theory
Additionally, our department is led by dynamic faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and dedicated to teaching in a small classroom.

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Department Contacts 

NAU_shieldLori Poloni-Staudinger, PhD 
         Department Chair 
NAU_shieldGretchen Knudson Gee, PhD 
         Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator 
NAU_shieldStephen Nuno, PhD
         Co-Graduate Coordinator 
NAU_shieldSean Parson, PhD
         Co-Graduate Coordinator 
NAU_shieldPamela Bowen 
         Administrative Associate 
NAU_shieldHeaven Johnson 
         Administrative Assistant 

Politics & International Affairs Street Address

Department of Politics and International Affairs
Raul H. Castro Social and Behavioral Sciences
5 E. McConnell Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ. 86011