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Dr. Erin Carriere-Kretschmer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


Courses Taught

POLS 231 Intro to Comparative Politics
POLS 241 Intro to International Relations
POLS 305 Public Policy
POLS 330 Comparative Politics: Europe
POLS 342 International Conflict & Cooperation
POLS 363 US Intelligence and World Affairs
POLS 471 Politics & The Media


  • B.A., Political Science, Trinity College
  • M.A., Political Science, Miami University of Ohio
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Connecticut


  • The opinion-policy nexus
  • Research design and data analysis - making sure research is based on good data


I believe that teaching at the University level is about helping students to d evelop t heir analytical capabilities. In that sense, whether students are interested in the subjects we focus on in Political Science is irrelevant; the actual substance we focus on only matters to the extent that it helps students to learn to ask questions and challenge information that is presented to them, as well as drives them to seek better information and be curious.