Meet the Faculty
Dr. April C. Kelly
Dean of School of Public Service and Professor of Political Science
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April C. Kelly is Dean of the School of Public Service and Professor of Political Science at Elizabethtown College. She is also Director of the Master’s in Public Policy program. Dr. Kelly received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University, specializing in public opinion, mass behavior, and political psychology.
Dr. Kelly's research explores the intersection of politics and higher education. For example, her book (with Stanley Rothman and Matthew Woessner), The Still Divided Academy: How Competing Visions of Power Politics and Diversity Complicate the Mission of Higher Education (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011) examines the role of students, faculty, and administrators in shaping political dialogue on campus. She has published a number of articles on politics in higher education, which have appeared in The Journal of Political Science Education, PS: Political Science and Politics, and as chapters in edited volumes. Most recently, her research examines the decline in political tolerance among America's youth.
Dr. Kelly's previous research has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Science Magazine. Her opinion editorials have appeared in The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and The Harrisburg Patriot News. She was the inaugural recipient of the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence at Elizabethtown College.
Dr. Oya Dursun-Özkanca
Professor of Political Science and College Professor of International Studies (Endowed Chair)
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Dr. Oya Dursun-Özkanca (University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.) is College Professor of International Studies (Endowed Chair), Professor of Political Science, and Director of International Studies Minor at Elizabethtown College, PA. Her research interests include Turkish foreign policy, transatlantic security, European Union, South East Europe, and peace operations. She is the editor of two books – The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform (Routledge, 2014) and External Interventions in Civil Wars (co-edited with Stefan Wolff, Routledge, 2014) as well as a number of scholarly articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Civil Wars, European Security, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, French Politics, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, among others, and chapters in various edited volumes. She wrote op-eds for Prishtina Insight, Juristi, Enduring America, Atlantic Community, and Hürriyet Daily News, on transatlantic relations, Turkish foreign policy, and Balkan politics. Her Hürriyet Daily News op-ed was cited in NATO’s online bibliography. She served as a Visiting Fellow of Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE) at London School of Economics (LSE) in 2013. She received grants and fellowships from, among others, Georgetown University, the London School of Economics, the European Commission (multiple grants), the University of Texas at Austin (multiple fellowships), Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the European Union Studies Association, and the Elizabethtown College (multiple grants). She serves on the Editorial Boards of Ethnopolitics, International Review of Turkish Studies, and Public Communication Review. She is frequently interviewed by international media as a subject matter expert, including BBC Radio in the UK. Dr. Dursun-Özkanca has extensive teaching experience internationally, as she taught at various universities in the US, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, and Kosovo. She is the inaugural recipient of the Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence at Elizabethtown College (2015), and the recipient of the Richard Crocker Outstanding Service to Students Award (2018). Her book titled, Turkey–West Relations: The Politics of Intra-alliance Opposition, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in January 2020.
Dr. E. Fletcher McClellan
Professor of Political Science
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Dr. E. Fletcher McClellan is Professor of Political Science at Elizabethtown College. A member of the Elizabethtown faculty for over 35 years, he served in many leadership roles at the College, including Dean of Faculty from 2010 to 2016, Interim Provost on two occasions, and department chair. He was a lecturer in political studies at the Queens University Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, England in fall 1999, and an American studies lecturer at the Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Province, China in spring 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. McClellan teaches the senior capstone in political science and legal studies, as well as courses in American government, the presidency and presidential elections, public policy, and public administration. He has presented dozens of papers at professional conferences in such areas as the American presidency, politics and film, and teaching and learning in political science. Undergraduate students and alumni co-author some of his papers and columns, and many student research papers mentored by him have been presented at professional conferences. He is the recipient of the 2018 Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Mentorship, awarded by the Political Science Education Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2020, Elizabethtown College awarded him the Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence.
His recent publications include a 2020 article on the undergraduate political science curriculum for PS: Political Science & Politics. Co-authored with Drs. Kyle Kopko and Christopher Devine and two Elizabethtown students, his article on the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the New England Journal of Political Science was featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Conversation in 2016-20.
In addition, Dr. McClellan is actively involved with the Political Science Education section of APSA, serving as a member of the PSE executive council from 2010 to 2014. He conducts external reviews for political science programs in the Northeast. A regular contributor to the Pennsylvania Capital-Star , he offers commentary on current politics for area media outlets, including WITF-FM, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, and LancasterOnline.
Dr. Gabriel Ricci
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Gabriel R. Ricci has taught in the History and Philosophy Departments since 1996, and served as the chair of the History Department from 2004 to 2011. He teaches political theory courses and a public policy ethics course for political science.
Dr. Wayne A. Selcher
Professor of International Studies Emeritus
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Wayne A. Selcher graduated from Lebanon Valley College (B.A., Spanish) and the University of Florida (M.A., Latin American Studies and Ph.D., Political Science). From 1969 to May 2007 he taught at Elizabethtown College, where he was chair of the Department of Political Science from 1970 to 1996 and held an endowed chair as Professor of International Studies from 1984 to 2007. He retired in May 2007, but teaches occasionally as an adjunct professor and helps advance the College's international connections, especially with Latin America. His major academic interests are international relations, Latin American politics and foreign policy, American foreign policy, American values and culture in a comparative context, and Internet use in international studies teaching and research. He is the creator, editor, and maintainer of the WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources, part of the WWW Virtual Library system.
Dr. Matthew Telleen
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Matthew Telleen teaches Etown’s LSAT prep course and constitutional law courses. Telleen previously has worked in corporate communications, print journalism, and as an attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research focuses on corporate political speech, commercial speech, and First Amendment Theory. He earned his doctoral degree in communications from the University of South Carolina and his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kyle C. Kopko
Adjunct Professor of Political Science
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Kyle C. Kopko received his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University in 2010, with a specialization in judicial politics and constitutional law. His teaching and research interests include American politics, election law, constitutional law, judicial behavior, political psychology, and religion & politics. Dr. Kopko has published articles in Election Law Journal, Judicature, Political Behavior, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. Dr. Kopko also graduated with honors from Elizabethtown College in 2005.
Dr. Terrence Alladin
Senior Associate at Greenlee Partners
William Bova is Senior Associate at Greenlee Partners, one of Pennsylvania's premier government affairs firms. He teaches the Pennsylvania Politics course at Etown, drawing upon over 20 years of experience covering politics as the Sr. VP of Programming for the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). Bova has won various awards including being named COLUMNA CURIAE by the Pennsylvania Superior Court and serves on the Palmyra Library Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Elizabethtown College and a master’s degree in telecommunications from Kutztown University.