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Political Science Department|College of Arts & Sciences

Our Alumni - Making Their Mark on the World...

  • Arzy, Ashley - BA (2008) - MA student at the Ohio University Center for International Studies
  • Bieber, Aaron - BA (2003), MA (2005), JD (2008) - Attorney with Lathrop and Gage LLP, Denver, CO
  • Bell, William - MPA (2002) - City Superintendent for Grant, Nebraska 
  • Blair, Amanda - BA (2007) - PhD student at University of Chicago
  • Bommer, Kevin - BS (1993), MPA (1996) - Deputy Director for the Colorado Municipal League in Denver, CO
  • Bonds, Barbara (Erickson) - BA (1970), JD (1973) - Board of Directors for Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development corporation for Cheyenne and Laramie County
  • Branton, Regina - MA (1994) - Ph.D. at University of Arizona - Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas
  • Brown, Charlie - BA (1968) - Member of the Denver City CouncilRichard B. Cheney
  • Carney, Christopher - MA (1983) - Ph.D. at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Cheney, Richard B. "Dick" - BA (1965), MA (1966) - Vice President of the United States (2001-2009), Secretary of Defense (1989-1993), U.S. Representative from Wyoming (1979-1989), White House Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford and former President and CEO of the Halliburton Co. in Dallas. Honored in 1989 as an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Cox, Melvin - BA (1969) - Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Sun Chemical Corporation. Honored in 2002 as an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Dover, E.D. - BA (1970), MPA (1974) - Professor and chair in the Department of Political Science, Public Policy and Administration at Western Oregon University in Salem.  He is the author of Missed Opportunity:  Gore, Incumbency, and Television in Election 2000 (Praeger Publishers, 2002).
  • Farrell, Jane M. - BA (1977) - General Counsel and Director of Development for Red Cloud Indian School, a Jesuit school on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Honored in 2004 as an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Feeney, Mary - BS (2000) - MPP at Rutgers University, Ph.D. at University of Georgia, Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Frerichs, Rebecca L. - BS (1989) - Received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of New Mexico and is now a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. In October 2003 she joined the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India
  • Gardner, Ted - MPA (1999) - Administrative Services Director for the City of Sheridan
  • Gingery, Keith - BS (1992) - Wyoming House of Representatives, Speaker Pro Tempore (2011-2012)
  • Girt, Rachel (Keating) - BA (1994) - Press Secretary for Governor Jim Geringer
  • Goggles, Patrick - BA (1994) - Wyoming House of Representativs, Democratic Party Floor Leader (2011-2012) 
  • Gonzalez, Orlando - BA (1976) - Lucent Technologies' general manager for sales of BCS telecommunications products to US West and its customers in a 14-state region
  • Hackl, Sylvia - MPA - Wyoming State Board of Equalization, Political Science instructor
  • Hansen, Timothy - MPA (1999) - Senior Review Appraiser for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service in Golden, Colorado
  • Harris, Jim - MPA (2002) - Associate Director of Financial Aid, Colorado State University
  • Hilton, Anne - BS (2005), MA (2008) - Political Science Instructor at Eastern Wyoming College
  • Jarosh, Rob - Law Partner & Shareholder, Hirst Apllegate, PC - Cheyenne, WY
  • Kautz, Keith - BS (1975), JD (1978) - State District Judge for the 8th Judicial District in Torrington, Wyoming
  • Khan, Hamid M. - BS (1998) - Earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law in 2002, a judicial clerk to Honorable Terrence L. O'Brien, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado and now Senior Program Officer at The Rule of Law Center for the U.S. Institute of Peace, Afghanistan
  • Klopfer, Jim - PhD Student, Colorado State University
  • Lance, Elizabeth Bartels - BA (2001), JD (2004) - Attorney with the Wyoming Public Defenders Office
  • Lance, Ryan - BA (1998), JD (2001) - Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments
  • Landen, Bill - MPA (1994) - Wyoming Senate
  • Lederer, Adam - BA (1996), MA (1998) - Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany
  • Lee, Jake - BA (2007) - PhD student at the University of Oklahoma
  • Lieb, Louis - BA (2008) - MPA, 2012 at University of Colorado, Denver
  • McKenzie, Jon - BS (2001), MA (2003) - Ph.D. at Purdue University - Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Kentucky University
  • Nicholas, Bob - BA (1982) - Wyoming House of Representatives
  • Nostrum, Rian - BS (1997) - Completed ME degree in 2001 and is currently the Director of Residence Life at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • Peacock, Jon - BS (1995), MPA (1997) - County Manager, Pitkin County (Aspen), Colorado
  • Peters-Van Essen, Karen - BA (1996) - Studying for her master's degree in political science at the University of Chicago
  • Prazak, James - BS (1997) - Flight Instructor with U.S. Marine Corps
  • Reiners, Derek - MA (1998) - Ph.D. at Indiana State University - Assistant Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University
  • Rees, Carter - MA (2002) - Ph.D. at SUNY, Albany - Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Arizona State University
  • Rotunda, Kyndra (Miller) - BA (1996), JD (1999) - Law Professor at Chapman University and authored Honor Bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trials, based on her experience as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army
  • Sandefer, Ryan - BA (2004), MA (2006) - Chair of the Health Informatics and Information Management Department at The College of St. Scholastica (Minnesota)Charlie Brown, Denver City Council
  • Schaff, Jon - MA (1997) - Ph.D. at Loyola University in Chicago - Chair of the Department of History, Geography, Political Science and Sociology at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD 
  • Sember, Gregory M. - MA (1997) - Political Science professor at Montgomery College (Maryland)
  • Shi, Yungfeng - MPA (2001) - Ph.D. program of Economics and Public Policy in the GSIA and Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Simonsen, Garrett - BA (1997) - Public Health Network Coordinator, Town of Derry, NH
  • Smith, Glen - MA (2005) - Ph.D. at Washington State University - Professor of Political Science at Gainesville (Georgia) State College
  • Stackis, Dan - MPA (2002) - Director, Aging Division, State of Wyoming and member of the Governor's cabinet
  • Staiert, Suzanne - BA (1990) - Colorado Deputy Secretary of State
  • Statkus, Jerry - MA (1974) - Attorney and counselor at law and relocated his practice from Douglas, WY to Germantown, WI
  • Stonum, Jacque - BA (2005), MPA (2007) - Human Resources Director for the Cathedral Home for Children
  • Teeters, Matt - BA (2005) - Wyoming House of Representatives, Republican Party Whip (2011-2012)
  • Viney, Gretchen (Whitesel) - BA (1975) - Associate Director of the Lawyering Skills Program at the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Wagner, Helena - PhD student at University of Connecticut
  • Wambeam, Rodney - MA (1995) - Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Public Policy Analyst at the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center
  • Watts, Joel Leslie - BA (1996) - Vice President in charge of construction for Capitol Investment Builders in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Woodward, Duane - BA (1963) - Former State Senator and Attorney General in Colorado. Honored in 2000 as an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Worthen, Beth - BS (2000) - Policy analyst for Governor Dave Freudenthal
  • Zeller, Trisha (Vincent) - BS (1999) - Natrona County CLIMB Program Director

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