Political Science News

Politics have always been profoundly important, but their contemporary upheaval and increased attention paid to them today makes academic study of government all the more necessary. Read up on the latest happenings of Temple’s Political Science students, alumni and faculty below and contact us if you have a story of your own worth sharing. What sorts of stories belong here? The Department of Political Science examines domestic and foreign politics and policy making. From world diplomacy to healthcare to the environment, our students and faculty take a holistic approach to better understanding the entirety of the political machine so they can help guide policy and move the country and the world forward.

A group of seven Political Science majors chose to take their professor up on an offer to change the focus of their capstone papers to examining COVID-19 and the pros and cons of having a strong federalist system versus a unified national government.

Congratulations to Diana Gavrykh, who has been named a 2020-2021 Phi Beta Kappa Key into Public Service Scholar! Thank you to Professor Matt Wray, head of our PBK chapter, who got the regional PBK organization to put a shout out to Diana on their website! Read the full post and description of the scholarship on the The Phi Beta Kappa Society Delaware Valley Association website!




photo of alumni Victoria and Jon holding hands in front of a concrete wall

Vicki Cram, CLA ’19, and Jon Hood, CLA ’11, who work for a hospital and an elected official’s office, respectively, share their stories about how they’re helping everyday Pennsylvanians and frontline health care providers to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul Hodges, CLA ’13, and Chris Clark, CST ’12, run a business and a solar panel nonprofit together. Recognizing the importance of studying abroad to their development and success, the friends and business partners have started an award for entrepreneurially minded CLA students interested in studying abroad themselves.

image of alumni Jesse Monoski

Meet Jesse Monoski, one of our #OwlsInOffice.