Faculty and Staff

The following Hiram College faculty and staff work closely with the Garfield Center for Public Leadership:

John Koritansky

John Koritansky is a professor of Political Science at Hiram College and is the chair of the Garfield Center for Public Leadership. He received a A.B. from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

James Thompson

James Thompson received his Bachelor's of Arts from Saint Mary's College of California, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in International Relations and Political Theory.

Doug Brattebo

Trained as a scholar of executive leadership, his professional experiences have introduced him to ideas, people, places and causes that during his childhood seemed a world away. Brattebo's interests today reside at the nexus of ethical leadership, civic education, globalization, and the preservation of the planet. He believes that the Twenty-First Century will determine the outcome of the human enterprise.

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson is a scholar in residence at Hiram College in Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on campaign strategy and communication, in particular the differences between how political science theory suggests that political campaigns should be run, and how consultants actually run campaigns.

Jugdep Chima

Jugdep S. Chima is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hiram College. He earned a B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Professor Chima specializes in comparative politics, international relations, and South Asia. His research deals with issues of political development, ethnonationalism, and violence.

Kathy Luschek

Kathy Luschek has been the Director of the Garfield Center from its inception in 2006. She is responsible for all logistics relating to the Center's programs. She assists the Chair in programming for the Garfield Scholars and in recruiting others who will work with the Institute.

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