DeNicolo Coordinating D&E Political Science Program

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ELKINS - Dr. Martin “Marty” DeNicolo has been appointed as assistant professor of political science and coordinator of the political science program at Davis & Elkins College. He joined the faculty at the beginning of the fall semester and will teach courses in American government, international relations, and the politics of development, among others.

“With its democracy-focused First-Year Symposium and its mission to promote student engagement within the world, it’s a great time to be a political scientist at D&E,” DeNicolo says. “I look forward to teaching students about, and encouraging them to be more engaged in, politics at the local, state, national and global levels. The small class sizes, strong teacher-student relationships and civics-oriented mission here at D&E are especially conducive to these ends.”

Prior to coming to D&E, DeNicolo served as instructor of political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder from spring 2011 through fall 2013. With a focus on political theory and comparative politics, DeNicolo also has teaching interests in citizenship, politics and literature, and American political thought.

An article by DeNicolo and Dr. Melanie Sisson titled “Minimal Mutual Advantage: How the Social Contract Can Do Justice to the Disabled” was recently published in European Journal of Political Theory.

DeNicolo earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2014 and a Master of Arts in political science in 2009, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., in 2007.

The Davis & Elkins College Political Science Program provides students with an understanding of the impact of government and politics upon their choices and activities. It is designed for students who wish to enter government or politics. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree or minor in political science.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at or call 304-637-1243.