Department of Political Science News

San Antonio Express-News Features Bruce Tonn’s Research on Sustainable Energy

The San Antonio Express-News recently featured the research of Bruce Tonn, professor of political science, in a story examining what the future of cities would be like if climate change and sustainability issues were tackled by the year 2050. Read the story here. Tonn was the lead researcher on a paper about a sustainable energy system

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Pacelle Provides Analysis for First GOP Debate


UT’s Richard Pacelle provided analysis for WATE-TV Channel 6 after the first presidential debate of the election season August 6 featuring Republican candidates. Watch the interview here. Pacelle is head of the Department of Political Science and an expert on American politics, constitutional law, civil liberties, and the judicial process.

In Memoriam: Robert A. Gorman

Bob Gorman

Bob Gorman, a longtime and beloved member of the UT family, passed away Friday, July 3, after a long illness. He was professor emeritus of political science.

Supreme Court Rulings Put Experts in Spotlight

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.

Faculty Recognized for Teaching at Annual Honors Banquet


Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Debora Baldwin, associate professor of psychology; Bruce MacLennan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Anthony Nownes, professor of political science; and Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics, each received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.