Amber Wichowsky

Amber WichowskyProfessor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Professor Wichowsky's research explores how socio-political contexts affect whether and how individuals come together to address shared problems. Her areas of expertise include civic learning and engagement, urban and environmental policy, political behavior, public opinion, and research methods.

 

 

 

 

Jill Birren

Amber WichowskyAssociate Professor, Department of Educational Policy and Leadersip

Professor Birren's research interests include community activism, environmental justice, citizen science and community ecology, and science learning through participation in socio-scientific policy controversy.


 

 

Current research assistants

Jane Geyer

Jane Geyer

 

Jane Geyer is a second-year student in the Political Science Master's program at Marquette. Previously, she earned an undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education from Purdue University.

 

 

 

 

Jenny Lamanna

Jane Geyer

Jenny LaManna is a doctoral student in Education Policy and Leadership at Marquette University. She is exploring the intersection of Environmental Literacy and Community-Engaged Natural Resource Policy in the context of environmental disasters.  Currently, she is working on the Kewaunee Water Project.  

 

 

Nora Swanson

Nora Swanson

 

Nora Swanson is a first-year student in Marquette’s Political Science Master’s Program. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Political Science with minors in History, Global Studies, and National Security Studies.

 

Luke Syverud

Luke Svyerud

Luke Svyerud is a sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Mathematics. He is also a Lead Tutor for Math through the Marquette Tutoring Office, as well as an active member of the Marquette Chess Club. His research interests include labor relations and climate activism.

 

 

 

 

 

Previous research assistants

Shir Bloch

Shir Bloch

Shir is a second-year student at Marquette University majoring in Political Science and Applied Mathematical Economics. She is part of the MU4Gold undergraduate research program at Marquette, mentored by Dr. Wichowsky. Her other passions include the Classics and philosophy, in which she hopes to minor during her undergraduate years and which she believes will help prepare her for graduate school and beyond.

 

Jacqueline Dixon

Jacque Dixon

 

Jacqueline is a sophomore studying Political Science and Philosophy. Jacque is part of Marquette Law's Pre-Law Scholars, Marquette's Mock Trial Team, intramural volleyball, Campus Ministry, and Special Olympics of Wisconsin. She is a research assistant currently working with faculty in Political Science, Computer Science and Education to study citizen activism around water quality in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. 

 

 

Mary Dalenberg

Najaris Hernandez

 

Mary is from Elk Grove Village, IL. She is double majoring in Political Science and History.

 

 

 

 

Najaris Hernandez

Najaris Hernandez

 

Najaris is a sophomore studying political science with a minor in international affairs. She is also part of the SSS EOP program.

 

 

 

  

Erin Schuler

Erin Schuler

 

Erin is an incoming senior at Marquette majoring in political science and economics from St. Louis. She is member of Alpha Chi Omega, in College Democrats, and a Marquette Tour Guide.