Eastern Michigan University
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Beth M. Henschen

Assistant Professor

Henschen 601Q Pray Harrold



Current Semester Courses

Fall 2018

PLSC 112, MW 3:30 - 4:45, Pray-Harrold 419. Syllabus [PDF]

PLSC 215, M 6:30 - 9:10 p.m., Pray-Harrold 420. Syllabus [PDF]

PLSC 217, MW 2:00 - 3:15, Pray-Harrold 421. Syllabus [PDF]

PLSC 305, MW 11:00 - 12:15, Pray-Harrold 420. Syllabus [PDF]

Office Hours

MW 12:30 - 1:30 and by appointment.


Ph.D. (1980), Ohio State University.

M.A. (1978) Ohio State University.

A.B. (1975), Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio (summa cum laude, valedictorian).


curriculum vitae

Interests and Expertise

Selected Scholarly Activity

GOVT 10: Principles of American Government (with Edward Sidlow), Boston, MA: Cengage Learning (2019/2018), forthcoming.

“Judging in a Mismatch: The Ethical Challenges of Pro Se Litigation,” Public Integrity (online, February 2017), forthcoming (print).

“Citizen Petitions and the Endangered Species Act: A Study of Institutional Agenda Setting,” (with William P. McLauchlan), paper delivered to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. Revised manuscript currently under review. 

“State of the Judiciary: What’s the Message?” paper delivered to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.