Political Science at UWindsor

Contact Us


The offices of the Department of Political Science are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., but are temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

Dr. John Sutcliffe, Department Head

Email: sutclif@uwindsor.ca

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2347 or ext 2360

Office: Chrysler Hall North 1147

Dr. John Sutcliffe is Professor in the Department of Political Science. Originally from Scotland, Dr. Sutcliffe has been at the University of Windsor since 2000.


Dr. Jim Wittebols

Dr. Jesse Salah Ovadia, Graduate Chair

Email: jesse.ovadia@uwindsor.ca

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2353

Office: Chrysler Hall North 1136

Dr. Jesse Ovadia is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Chair of the department's Graduate Program. Dr. Ovadia's research interests are: research concerns policies that promote state-led development such as local content policies in oil and gas as well as the politics that surrounds their implementation.


Dr. Tom Najem

Dr. Jamey Essex, Undergraduate Chair 

Email: jessex@uwindsor.ca

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2358

Office: Chrysler Hall North 1139

Dr. Jamey Essex is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Chair of the department's Undergraduate Program. Dr. Essex's research interests are: Political geography and geopolitics; globalization and development; agriculture and food; international political economy.


Dr. Elena Maltseva, PhD 

(On Leave as of December 31, 2021)

Email. elena.maltseva@uwindsor.ca

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2175

Office: 1158 Chrysler Hall North
Elena Maltseva is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair of the department's Undergraduate Program.  Dr. Maltseva specializes in comparative politics and public policy of post-Soviet states, with particular focus on gender and left-wing politics in post-Soviet states, post-Soviet social security reforms and globalization, protests and regime stability in Russia and Central Asia.

Lindsay Gore, Secretary to the Head

Email: Lindsay.Gore@uwindsor.ca 

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2347

Office: Chrysler Hall North 1143

Graduate and Undergraduate Secretary (TBA)

Email: polsci@uwindsor.ca or polscigrad@uwindsor.ca

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2348

Office: Chrysler Hall North 1149

Academic Counselling

Our Academic Counsellors are available by appointment only via email requests