Chad Rector

World politics at Marymount

Web pages for most of my courses are indexed at World Politics Courses at Marymount, except for the research design course (POL 250) which is here. The blog chronicling student engagement in events on and off campus is here. I have occasionally taken classes on one-week study abroad trips as part of semester-long courses, including to South Koreathe United Arab EmiratesFrance, and Vietnam

In fall 2019 I have fixed office hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (on each of those days that classes are scheduled). At those times please feel free to come by my office without an appointment. I also have rotating office hours an average of 4 additional hours per week (with more during periods of peak demand), typically every other Wednesday and Tuesday afternoon; to meet me at one of those times you must make an appointment. To see the schedule and make an appointment use my appointment calendar. (You must be logged in to gmail or Marymount email. Scroll to the right to see future weeks.) All meetings are in my office, Rowley Hall room 1015.

Feel free to email me at with questions.

In general I advise students in the politics major interested in international affairs, and students in the international studies minor

Here are course evaluations from all of my classes. Note that there is close to a scientific consensus (for example) that course evaluations in general are biased to the point of uselessness. However, I post these from a preference for transparency.


Fall 2019 courses


POL 102
International Relations

Mondays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Rowley G127

POL 380
Politics of Latin America

9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
St. Joseph Hall G102

POL 250
Research and Writing

Mondays and Thursdays
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Rowley Hall G129

Student engagement in DC and the world