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

Rachael Cobb
Associate Professor & Department Chair

Eric Bellone
Associate Professor, Co-Director LAWU Legal Studies

Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch
Assistant Professor 

Brian Conley
Professor, Graduate Program Director for Political Science

Kenneth Cosgrove

Roberto Dominguez

Mary M. Flaherty
Associate Professor

Graham Kelder
Associate Professor, Co-Director LAWU Legal Studies

Christina Kulich-Vamvakas

Elena Llaudet
Assistant Professor 

Friedrich Lohr
Visiting Professor

Sheila Scheuerman

Weiqi Zhang
Assistant Professor 

Emeritus Professors 

John C. Berg
Professor Emeritus

Judith Dushku
Associate Professor Emerita 

Part-Time Faculty 

Charles Chieppo
JD, Vanderbilt University
BS, Boston University

Ed Cohen
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A., Brooklyn College

Barry Fitzgerald
Senior Lecturer
JD, New England Law
MEd, Suffolk University
BS, Suffolk University

Kristine Glynn
MS, Suffolk University

Linda Holcomb
MS, Yale University
BS, Northeastern University

Steve McJohn
J.D., Northwestern University
B.A., Northwestern University

Lawrence Overlan
Senior Lecturer
MA, The University of Alabama
MBA, University of Notre Dame
BA, University of Notre Dame

David Paleologos
Director of Suffolk University Political Research Center 

William Richards
Senior Lecturer

Elizabeth Stillman
Associate Professor of Academic Support

AnnaKatherine Wherren
M.S., Simmons College
J.D., New England Law - Boston
M.A., College of Charleston
B.A., Wesleyan College

Administrative Services Team

The administrative services team supports the following departments:

  • Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
  • Economics
  • History, Language & Global Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & Legal Studies

General inquiries may be sent to us via email.

Susan Keefe
Administrative Services Manager
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Mary Anooshian
Administrative Coordinator
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor 

Erin Redmond
Administrative Coordinator
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Elise St. Esprit
Administrative Coordinator 
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor

Madelyn Soto
Administrative Coordinator
Office: 73 Tremont, 10th Floor