News and Events

Recent news and events

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Ward

October 16, 2017

Jonathan Ward, Political Science ’10, is off to an impressive professional start as the Confidential Assistant & Executive Aide to Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herring. But a career in politics was not always what Jon envisioned.

Call for papers and panel proposals

February 17, 2017

The 11th Annual Student Research Conference
Friday, April 14, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University

Congratulations, Professor Ravi Perry!

September 11, 2015

At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Professor Ravi Perry was elected to the Executive Council of the Organized Sections on Urban Politics and Sexuality & Politics (  Congratulations, Professor Perry!

Jason Arnold NPR Interview

March 29, 2015

The interview will air on WCVE 88.9 FM at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and then on RADIO IQ (WVTF) 92.5 FM at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

It will also be streaming here

John Aughenbaugh lectures for Berglund Seminar Series

September 18, 2015

On Friday, September 11, 2015, Professor John Aughenbaugh presented a lecture on “Reading the Tea Leaves: The Future of Supreme Court Administrative Law,” as part of VCU’s Berglund Seminar Series for the Honors College.

Meet our new faculty!

July 21, 2014

Alexandra Reckendorf has joined the Political Science faculty as a full-time, continuing Term faculty member in fall 2014. Professor Reckendorf, whose area of specialization is in American Political Institutions, completed her PhD this summer at the University of South Carolina.

New H&;S Scholarship Website

December 19, 2014

The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website,, with information and an online application process for the over 100 scholarship opportunities we offer to currently enrolled students.