Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Political Science

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, Box 147
New Orleans, LA 70125

Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore
Department Head

Political Science Faculty

Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Houston). Professor of Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Waldron-Moore specializes in Comparative Politics and International Law and Relations. Actively engaged in social science research, she has published journal articles on democratization, political change, the political economy of development, social justice and global citizenship. *Dr. Waldron-Moore serves as Head of the Department of Political Science.

Dr. Russell M. Frazier (Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Arkansas). Assistant Professor of Political Science. Research interests include: policy implementation, public administration, public policy development, community development and American Government. Dr. Frazier is actively engaged in policy implementation research. He has published refereed research on complexities associated with the effective administration of public policy in the United States.

Dr. Willie Gin (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor of Political Science. Dr. Gin completed his postdoctoral fellow at the United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney. He is interested in how minorities transform their status and how racial and religious diversity affects political development. He has studied these issues in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Dr. Megan Osterbur (Ph.D., Political Science, University of New Orleans). Assistant Professor of Political Science. Dr. Osterbur teaches courses on women and politics in addition to teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies and Feminist Theory. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality rights compared cross-nationally. Dr. Osterbur has presented research on the ethical and political implications of the global surrogacy market and the role of the Black Political Church in tolerance toward homosexuality.