Political Science and Public Administration

Faculty in Action


-UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings announced Monday evening that Dr. Kevin Freeman, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, has been named Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).


-Congrats to Dr. Robert Schneider on his forthcoming book (to be published in early 2018).

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Motti Inbari portraitKirill Bumin portrait

-September 2017:  Motti Inbari (Philosophy & Religion) and Kirill Bumin (Political Science & Public Administration), have received a $4000 Micro-Grant for the study of Christian Zionism from the Academic Engagement Network. The grant will support a student research assistant, supplies, travel to and board at conservative evangelical conferences in the United States. The conferences include an annual meeting of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a visit to Liberty University, and possibly travel to the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in June-July 2018.

Evangelical Christianity is the largest of all religious movements in the United States. It is also known as a movement that is highly engaged in American politics, mostly identified with the Republican Party. Exit polls have shown that in the 2016 election, about 80% of all Evangelicals voted for Trump. 

Conservative Evangelists are also known for their strong support for Israel. In this research the goal is to gain a better understanding of this support by conducting surveys and focus groups. This research is intended to build knowledge about evangelical Christians/Christian Zionists and their views on a range of matters such as on Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Temple Mount, settlements, and Jews in general.  We believe that the results of the research can provide very helpful data in thinking about anti-Semitism in America, and especially in the South.

Congratulations Dr. Bumin!


-We are excited to announce that we have two professors currently under contract for writing books!  Dr. Robert Schneider is currently working on his third book, due out early next year, which is on climate change politics. Dr. Joe West has just signed a contract for his first book, which is on communication across state legislators. Congratulations to both Dr. West and Dr. Schneider.



College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017


College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017- Outstanding Political Science Senior Award.....Nicholas Debo pictured with Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum



College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017- Walter L. Weisberg Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.......Dajer Fernandez pictured with Poltical Science Department Chair, Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum


Dr. Freeman and Dr. Bumin preparing for Model United Nations confrence. 


Dr. Freeman with Political Science students in Tokyo



NEW BOOK: UNCP professor, Dr. Robert Schneider, would redefine emergency management  (http://www2.uncp.edu/news/2013/robert_schneider.htm)