Dr. Stephanie Walls


Position: Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone: 419.372.0636
Email: smwalls@bgsu.edu
Address: 316A George Mylander Hall


Professional Biography/Profile

Stephanie Walls is an associate professor of political science, and has worked at BGSU Firelands since 2011. She is the faculty advisor for both the Firelands Student Government and the BGSU Firelands Model United Nations Team, which competes annually at the Dayton Model UN Conference. Under her leadership, the Model UN team has tripled in size in only three years. Dr. Walls is a three-time nominee for the Distinguished Full-Time Teacher Award. She is committed to providing her students with a rigorous general education in a number of political science subfields, including American government and politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Dr. Walls currently serves as the Faculty Chairperson at Firelands, as a faculty senator on the University’s Faculty Senate, and as the Firelands representative on the Senate Executive Committee. 

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests/Selected Publications

Dr. Walls’ research interests focus on American political culture, ideology, and voter behavior. She published her first book last year entitled Individualism in the United States (Bloomsbury 2015), and is currently working on a new book that will address the origins and effects of American federalism. 


Courses Taught

POLS 1100 American Government; POLS 1710 Introduction to Comparative Government; POLS 3700 Model United Nations; POLS 3460 American Presidency; POLS 3010 Modern Political Ideologies


Full Credentials

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cincinnati; M.A. in Political Science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in Political Science, Ohio University