Anthony Brunello

Anthony R. Brunello
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Oregon

Specializes in research and teaching related to Western and Eastern Europe as well as developing nations and political ideologies. Current courses also include Seminar in Democratic Theory, Environmental Politics and Policy, and Politics of Social Justice.

Michael C. Burch
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Teaches courses and conducts research emphasizing the role of rebel and criminal actors in shaping conflict, war, crime, and corruption in an era of globalization with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. Recent courses include The Syrian Civil War, The Globalization of Crime, Middle East Politics, and African Politics.

Mary K. Meyer McAleese
Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Specializes in teaching and research in the international relations and comparative politics fields, including US Foreign Policy, Inter-American Relations, Latin American Politics, Women & Politics Worldwide, Theories of War & Peace, and Politics of Migration & Refugees.

Allison Quatrini
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2017, The George Washington University

Specializes in teaching and research on East Asia and China, including courses on Chinese Government and Politics, Democratization in East Asia, and Politics of the Environment in China. Her research interests include Chinese ethnic minorities and state-society relations in China.

Neal Walker ’78
Diplomat in Residence

Following six years with the Organization of American States and 28 years in the United Nations, Eckerd alumnus Neal Walker returns to campus as our “Diplomat in Residence.” Mr. Walker’s work with the UN took him to Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, New York (HQ), Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh and war-torn Ukraine. In these last three posts he led the United Nations in-country, implementing action in development, human rights, humanitarian response and conflict prevention.


William F. Felice
Professor Emeritus of Political Science