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

I am on sabbatical for the 2018-19 academic year and do not have regular office hours. 

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