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Faculty: Mikael Pelz

Mikael PelzMikael Pelz, Assistant Professor, Internship Director for Political Science

(616) 526-6232
mlp23@calvin.edu
Office: DeVos Center 261-I
Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours Fall 2014
Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm

Educational Background

Mikael Pelz earned his bachelor of arts in mass communication at the University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1998. He received his M.A. in political science (2003) and Ph.D. in political science (2009) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2009, he took a visiting position in the Politics and International Relations Department at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Academic Interests

Political Behavior, Public Policy, Religion and Politics

Recent Activities

Professor Pelz is currently teaching courses in American politics and public administration. He is also working on several articles examining national education policy, the role of political campaigns in partisan realignments, and the legacy of the Republican realignment among evangelical Protestants.

Hobbies

90's low-fi music, film, coffee, sampling new food with his wife, and chasing squirrels with his dogs