The Division of Politics and Economics offers a graduate-only academic environment, where graduate students work intimately with nationally and internationally renowned faculty on a wide range of research projects. These efforts are supported by a number of talented individuals that are committed to enhancing the quality of graduate education.
Christopher Rios, Assistant for Operations and External Affairs
Chris is a master's student in the Organizational Behavior & Evaluation program. He is responsible for assisting with outreach projects and the implementation of large-scale events. as well as assisting with the faculty review processes.
Sarah Rubiaco, Assistant for Operations & External Affairs
Sarah is pursuing her master's degree in international studies for political science. Some of the responsibilities she holds are coordinating events, updating the departments vimeo website, and contacting guest speakers for the weekly Tuesday Talk.
Gwen is responsible for managing the DPE office and is the primary contact in the office for faculty and students. She coordinates the department's academic programs, assists in the admission process, aids incoming students with their initial registration, and approves individual programs of study. Gwen monitors academic progress of students, ensuring they are on track and making progress toward their degrees from the first day until graduation. She facilitates faculty approval of course transfers, keeps course catalogues and curriculum guides up-to-date.
Eliana works with faculty, students, and staff on all budgetary matters. She is responsible for monitoring existing budgets, formulates annual administrative budgets, prepares financial statements for department accounts, and ensures conformance to budgetary compliance.