Faculty & Staff - Political Science & Legal Studies

The Political Science & Legal Studies faculty and staff are here to help the Suffolk University community as a whole—students should contact their professors and administrators to address questions and concerns.

The department is located on the 10th floor of the 73 Tremont Street building. The office is open Mondays - Fridays from 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Contact us by calling 617-573-8122, or by fax at 617-367-4623.

Full-Time Faculty

Eric Bellone
Associate Professor

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch
Assistant Professor 

Rachael Cobb
Chair and Associate Professor 

Brian Conley
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Government 

Kenneth Cosgrove
Associate Professor 

Roberto Dominguez
Professor 

Mary M. Flaherty
Associate Professor, Director of Applied Legal Studies Program

Graham Kelder
Associate Professor 

Christina Kulich-Vamvakas
Instructor

Elena Llaudet
Assistant Professor 

Fredrich Lohr
Visiting Professor

Sebastian Royo
Professor/Vice Provost for Student Success
Director of Suffolk University Madrid Campus

Sheila Scheuerman
Instructor 

Maria Toyoda
Dean and Professor 

Weiqi Zhang
Assistant Professor 

Emeritus Professors

Agnes Bain
Professor Emerita

John C. Berg
Professor Emeritus

Judith Dushku
Associate Professor Emerita 

Part-Time Faculty

Aaron Beitman
Lecturer

Joseph Bertrand
Senior Lecturer

Chris Butler
Practitioner in Residence

Barry Fitzgerald
Senior Lecturer

Melanie Funken Gulden
Lecturer

Jeffrey Johnson
Lecturer

Maritza Karmely
Clinical Professor of Law

Lawrence Overlan
Senior Lecturer

David Paleologos
Director of Suffolk University Political Research Center

William Richards
Senior Lecturer

Brian Smith
Lecturer

Deb Smith
Lecturer

Elizabeth Stillman
Associate Professor of Academic Support

Administrative Services Team

The administrative services team supports the following departments:

  • Advertising, Public Relations, & Social Media
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & Legal Studies
  • World Languages & Cultural Studies 

Susan Keefe
Administrative Services Manager
617-573-8116
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Mary Anooshian
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8399
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Elise St. Esprit
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8538
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Jeffrey Fish
Administrative Coordinator
617-557-2093
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Diane Hill
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8500
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor 

Erin Redmond
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8259
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Madelyn Soto
Administrative Coordinator
617-573-8285
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor