Faculty & Staff

Dr. Steven Nawara

Department Chair, Professor

2011 Ph.D., The Ohio State University
2009 MA, The Ohio State University
2006 BA, Ball State University

Dr. Nawara's research interests include political behavior, public opinion, and political parties.  He is the moderator for the Lewis University's Alpha Delta Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. He has taught classes in American Government, political parties, interest groups, media, Congress, research methods, campaigns and elections, American foreign policy, and political scandals.

Dr. Justin Delacour

Associate Professor

2014 Ph.D., Political Science, University of New Mexico
2002 MA, Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
1995, BA, History, University of Oregon

Dr. Delacour’s teaching and research interests include U.S. foreign policy, media and politics, international relations theory, Latin American politics, international political economy, comparative political economy, U.S. political economy, comparative politics, American politics, and public policy.

Dr. Laurette Liesen


1996 Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
1989 M.A., Loyola University, Chicago
1987 B.A., Loyola University, Chicago

Dr. Liesen teaches courses in American government, political theory and public policy. Her research interests include political philosophy, evolutionary theory and feminism.

Dr. Oladimeji Adeoye

Adjunct faculty
Email: Oadeoye@lewisu.edu

2003 Ph.D. in Political Science & Public Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1999 MA, Political Science & Public Affairs, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
1997 BA, Journalism, Columbia College, Chicago

Dr. Adeoye’s teaching and research interests include American Politics and Institutions, Public Policy, Comparative Urban Politics, Emerging Democracies, Black/African Politics, Multiculturalism & Democracy, and Immigration Policy.

Dr. Maureen Lowry-Fritz

Adjunct Professor

2016 Ph.D. In Political Science, Northern Illinois University
2002 JD, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Lowry-Fitz’s research interests include public law, disability law and policy, and organizational compliance / non-compliance with federal law.

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