Political Science Faculty

Kenneth Mash
Name
Kenneth Mash
Title
Professor of Political Science

B.A., 1987, Queens College, City University of N.Y.
M.A., 1990, Penn State University
Ph.D., 1997, Penn State University

Phone
(570) 422-3273
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409C

Interests: Constitutional Law, American Government

Samuel Quainoo
Name
Samuel Quainoo
Title
Professor of Political Science, Department Chair

B.A., 1982, University of Ghana
M.A., 1993, SUNY at Binghamton
Ph.D., 1996, SUNY at Binghamton

Phone
(570) 422-3275
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 A

Area of Expertise: Politics of Developing Countries, Public Administration and Policy

Kimberly Adams
Name
Kimberly S. Adams
Title
Professor of Political Science

B.S., 1995, University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., 1997, University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., 2003, University of Mississippi

Phone
(570) 422-3924
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 D

American Government, Women and Politics, Campaigns and Elections, Political Communication, the Legislative Process, American Political Parties, and Racial and Ethnic Politics

Leif Johan Eliasson
Name
Leif Johan Eliasson
Title
Professor of Political Science

B.A., 1997, California State University
M.A., 1999, Syracuse University
Ph.D., 2005, Syracuse University

Phone
(570) 422-3250
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 I

Dr. Eliasson teaches international relations and comparative politics, focusing on Europe and transatlantic relations. His research focuses on international trade and European economic integration, and his work has been published extensively in books and journals.

Ko Mishima
Name
Ko Mishima
Title
Professor of Political Science Graduate Coordinator, MA in Political Science

B.A., 1991, Keio University
M.P.A., 1998, Harvard University
Ph.D., 2005, John Hopkins University

Phone
(570) 422-3248
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 C

I regularly teach courses in Asian politics, international relations, and political science methodology. I also serve as the graduate coordinator for the MA Political Science program. If you are interested in our MA Political Science program, please contact me.

adam McGlynn
Name
Adam McGlynn
Title
Associate Professor of Political Science Graduate Coordinator, MS in Management & Leadership in Public Administration

B.A., 2001, Plattsburgh State University
M.A., 2002, Stony Brook University
Ph.D., 2007, Stony Brook University

Phone
(570) 422-3271
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 K

I teach courses in American Government, Public Policy, Political Behavior, Research Methods and State and Local Government. My current research has a dual focus on Latinx military service and education policy.

Cynthia Hamill
Name
Cynthia Hamill
Title
Instructor of Public Administration

B.A., 1982 Saint Francis College
M.B.A., 1998, University of Phoenix
M.S., 2011, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 2018, Marywood University

Phone
(570) 422-3803
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 M

Dr. Hamill teaches introductory, senior and graduate courses in public administration. Topics include public budgeting/finance, public personnel administration and administrative law.

Scott Panich
Name
Scott C. Pandich
Title
Instructor of Political Science

B.A., 1991, Cornell University
M.P.A. 1993, Cornell University
Ph. D. 2002, SUNY Binghamton

Phone
(570) 422-3273
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409 L

I teach courses on American government, public law, and political theory, and I do research on American political development and political theory.

Economics Faculty

Pattabiraman Neelakantan
Name
Pattabiraman Neelakantan
Title
Professor of Economics, Research Director - Business and Economic Research Group

B.S., 1981, Indian Institute of Technology
M.S., 1983, National Institute of Training in Industrial Engineering
Ph.D., 1992, State University of New York, Buffalo

Phone
(570) 422-3002
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 408 B

With a background in engineering, business and economics, I enjoy teaching analytically oriented economics courses. My research interests are primarily in the area of applied econometric analysis with a policy focus.

Michael DeCosmo
Name
Michael DeCosmo, C.P.A.
Title
Associate Professor of Economics and Management

B.S.A., 1976, Villanova University
M.B.A., 1984, Lehigh University Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania

Phone
(570) 422-3108
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 407 D

Originally brought in to ESU to develop the Accounting and Management Program. Have taught all of the Accounting courses with a specialty in Taxation and various Economic courses specializing in Macro and Personal Finance.

Christopher Warburton
Name
Christopher E.S. Warburton
Title
Adjunct Asst. Professor of Economics

B.A., (Hons), 1985, Fourah Bay College
M.A., (IPED), 1994, Fordham University
M.A., (Econ), 2002, Fordham University
Ph.D., ( Intl. Econ), 2003, Fordham University

Phone
(570) 422-3240
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 408 H

Dr. C. E.S. Warburton is an international economist with a Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York. He has taught various courses in economics and finance at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and he has extensively published books and peer reviewed papers in economics and interdisciplinary journals. His publications cut across a spectrum of national and international economic and social issues; including, globalization and structural change, international trade, market failures, international monetary policy, sustainable development, transitional justice and equity, and international economic law.

Todd Behr
Name
Todd Behr
Title
Associate Professor of Economics

B.A., 1973, Gettysburg College
M.B.A., 1978, Lehigh University

Phone
(570) 422-3831
Campus Address
Stroud Hall 408 A

I have been at East Stroudsburg University since 1989, teaching courses in Economic Theory, Finance, and Statistical Analysis.

Marie Reish (mreish@esu.edu)
Stroud Hall 409; (570) 422-3286
Secretary, Political Science & Economics Department

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Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-3286
Fax:
(570) 422-3937 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Samuel Quainoo
Phone:
(570) 422-3275
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