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
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
Vice President of International Affairs, Professor

Sheila Scheuerman
Instructor 

Maria Toyoda
Dean and Professor 

Weiqi Zhang
Assistant Professor 

Emeritus Professors 

John C. Berg
Professor Emeritus

Judith Dushku
Associate Professor Emerita 

Part-Time Faculty 

Anne-Marie Beliveau
Lecturer

Chris Butler
Practitioner in Residence

Charles Chieppo
Lecturer
JD, Vanderbilt University
BS, Boston University 

Christopher Cook
Lecturer
JD, Suffolk University
BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Coleen Doyle
Lecturer
MEd, Suffolk University
BA, Suffolk University
AS, Aquinas Junior College

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

Kristine Glynn
Lecturer
MS, Suffolk University

Linda Holcomb
Lecturer
MS, Yale University
BS, Northeastern University

Victoria Ireton
Lecturer 
BS, Suffolk University

Shane Martin
Lecturer

Jeffrey Moyer
Lecturer
MPA, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
BA, University of New Hampshire

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

Kristofer Petersen-Overton
Lecturer
PhD, the City University of New York
MSS, Aalborg University
BA, San Diego State University

William Richards
Senior Lecturer 

Elizabeth Stillman
Associate Professor of Academic Support

Steven Ultrino
Lecturer
EdD, NOVA Southeastern University
MS, Suffolk University
BA, Suffolk University

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 

General inquiries may be sent to us via email.

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 

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

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

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

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