Established in 1997, the Democratic Governance and Leadership Program (DGLP) is housed within the Department of Political Science. It operates within the context of a dynamic educational environment that encourages teaching, scholarship, and community service. The DGLP has three primary goals:
To advance our knowledge and understanding of democratic governance and leadership in established and emerging democracies, as well as the potential pathways to democratic governance in non-democracies;
To enhance the quality of undergraduate and graduate education through the promotion of civic education programs, internships, academic seminars, and professional conferences.
To engage and advance the economic, cultural, civic, and political life of southeastern Massachusetts, other domestic communities, and our global community.
Dr. Mark Kemper
Phone: (508) 531-2796
Dr. Kevin Donnelly
Assistant Director and Coordinator,
Global Civic Education and Leadership Program
Phone: (508) 531-2442
Dr. Melinda Tarsi
Coordinator, Municipal Research Initiative (MRI)
Phone: (508) 531-2404
Ms. Chelsea Miner
Administrative Assistant I
Phone: (508) 531-1387