Associate Professor Coen interviewed on BBC radio

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, PEA) was interviewed on BBC radio this past weekend about the Syrian conflict and its impact on displacement and refugees. The BBC’s “Up All Night” program is now available to stream, and the segment featuring Dr. Coen begins around the 6:30 minute mark:

UW-Green Bay alumnus joins DOA as Director of Business and Rural Development | wispolitics

UW-Green Bay alumnus Brad Pfaff Public and Environmental Affairs), MPA, “has joined the Department of Administration (DOA) as director of Business and Rural Development, Secretary Joel Brennan announced today.” More via Dept. of Adminstration: Brad Pfaff joins DOA as Director of Business and Rural Development | wispolitics. 

Faculty Note: Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk’s paper accepted in leading journal

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Affairs, Political Science) recently had an accepted publication in the journal Political Research Quarterly. The paper is entitled “Information, Political Bias, and Public Perceptions of Local Conditions” and is co-authored with Thomas Holbrook, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Political Research Quarterly is widely viewed as one of the top five journals in the field of political science.

Prof. Coen talks to NPR about Tucson’s “sanctuary city” vote

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) was interviewed by NPR affiliate KJZZ Phoenix as part of an immigration panel on Tucson’s “sanctuary city” vote. Her segment begins at the 18:50 mark and can be streamed here.

Faculty note: Research by Prof. Weinschenk attracts international attention

A 2019 study published by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences (co-authored with researchers from New York University, Brescia University College at Western University, the University of Bremen, and Bielefeld University) has recently attracted considerable media attention. Findings from the paper have been highlighted in a number of different outlets over the past few weeks. You can find coverage of the study herehere, and here. The paper was also recently highlighted by the well-known Psychology Today blog.

Udall Foundation scholarship opportunities

Every year, the Udall Foundation offers competitive scholarships nationwide. One scholarship is for issues related to Native American nations and the other scholarship is related to environmental issues. For details on both of these scholarships, go to this link and thoroughly read through all pages. Students applying must be registered through their faculty representative by March 4, 2020.

Associate Prof. Laurel Phoenix (Public and Environmental Affairs) is the campus faculty representative to contact if you would like apply for one of these opportunities and submit all required materials. Please contact her at