ISU Political Science Alumni

  • Brian Kerns, former member, US House of Representatives (7th District, Indiana)
  • John Gregg, former Speaker of the House, Indiana General Assembly
  • Gregory J. Goode, Executive Assistant to the President for External Affairs, Indiana State University and former Director of Constituent Services, Office of Congressman Kerns
  • Lane Ralph, Deputy State Director, Office of Senator Richard Lugar
  • Gregory Graf, attorney-at-law, Denver (and adjunct professor, the Lester Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Centre)
  • Douglas Meagher, attorney-at-law, Indianapolis
  • David Smith, attorney-at-law, Bedford, Indiana
  • Jon Jones, visual specialist, Marshall Fields
  • Kelly McKee, Tabco Business Forms, Terre Haute
  • Eric Wignall, publisher, Pacific Crest Software, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Mark Mullican, attorney-at-law, Terre Haute
  • Robert Bergman, Jr., executive director, Utah Mechanical Contractors Ass'n. Salt Lake City
  • Lance Brenn, casualty claims representative, North American Van Lines, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Robert Beals, Regional Sales Manager, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Antone Greubel, Evansville convention center
  • Billy Song, research specialist, Academica Sinica, Taipei, Formosa
  • Glenn R. Schmitt, Deputy Director, National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice
  • Lee Reberger, attorney-at-law, Brazil, Indiana
  • Jeffrey Bick, attorney, American Family Insurance, Indianapolis
  • Ronald Filo, captain, US Army
  • Layne France, Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • Jack Goodrich, teacher, Abilene, Texas
  • Christopher Hakes, teacher, Decatur, Indiana
  • Todd Rodgers, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ralf Terrell, banking, Dayton, Ohio
  • David Weeks, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Azusa University, Azusa, California
  • John C. Worrell, Jr., telemarketing firm, Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey Craig, US Naval Intelligence


A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.

Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

The following are small sample of careers for political scientists. For more on this, the American Political Science Association has prepared a booklet entitled Careers and the Study of Political Science.  Students may borrow a copy of this publication from the department office.

Activist, Advocate/Organizer
Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc.
Archivist, Online Political Data
Budget Examiner or Analyst
Banking Analyst or Executive
Campaign Operative
Career Counselor
CIA Analyst or Agent
City Planner
City Housing Administrator
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
Communications Director
Corporate Analyst
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
Corporate Economist
Corporate Manager
Corporate Information Analyst
Corporate Adviser for Govt'l. Relations
Corporate Executive
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Customs Officer
Editor, Online Political Journal
Federal Government Analyst
Financial Consultant
Foreign Service Officer
Foundation President
Free-lance writer
High School Government Teacher
Immigration Officer
Information Manager
Intelligence Officer
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
Management Analyst
Plans and Review Officer, USIA
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Research Analyst
State Legislator
Survey Analyst
Systems Analyst
University Administrator
University Professor
Urban Policy Planner
Web Content Editor

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