‘Guide on the side’

Natasha Duncan

Natasha Duncan’s administrative role in the Honors College – she serves as Associate Dean of International Education and Affairs – prevents her from spending as much time in the classroom as she once did for the Department of Political Science. But while her role at Purdue may have changed, Duncan’s influence over the university’s undergraduate […]

Living the data life

Data Mine

Data is often called a language – one that few people speak well. On the other hand, those who are proficient with data and technology might not be as effective when it comes to writing a report, giving an oral presentation, or speaking a foreign language. What if we could change that? The Data Mine […]

Current state of elections

In some ways, the American political system seems to be more chaotic as the 2018 midterm elections approach than it has been since the turbulent 1960s. That may feel unsettling to some voters, but that same uncertainty makes it ripe for analysis by political scientists. What better time for professor of political science Jay McCann […]