Professor of Political Science
Dr. Brunello earned his B.A. from the University of California Davis in 1975 and his M.S (1978) and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1983. His research and teaching is in the area of Comparative Politics and Political Theory, including European Politics, Environmental Politics, cross-national and systems analysis of revolutionary and liberationist events; comparative judicial politics; authoritarian political systems; parties and elections; political ideologies; propaganda and communications; and religion and politics. Recently published research includes a study of comparative politics and religion and political propaganda. He has also published in the area of judicial politics in India and Germany, parliamentary elections, liberation theology, dictatorships, and political theory on Marx, Lenin and Gramsci. He has received the Grover Wrenn Award for Leadership and Service to General Education, theJohn M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and theJohn Satterfield Outstanding Mentor Award at Eckerd College. Professor Brunello has been the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the NCAA for Eckerd College for nearly 12 years, receiving the Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award for the Sunshine State Conference in 2014.