Important: New Academic Organizational Structure in Effect July 1
As of July 1, the College of Arts and Sciences has split into two new colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science. Learn more here.
College of Liberal Arts


Luce, Teri, Secretary
Liberal Arts (LA) Building Room 209
Phone: 260-481-6686
Fax: 260-481-6985
Contact: [email protected]

Full-Time Faculty

Downs, Andrew, Associate Professor picture of Andrew Downs
Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics
Email: [email protected]
Office: LA 221
Office Hours:  Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM, Thursdays 8:00-8:50 AM, starting 10/20/2021 Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM, or by appointment.
Phone: 260-481-6691

Andrew Downs (Indiana Politics; Public Policy) received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. 

Ortsey, Craig G., Senior Lecturer
Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Email: [email protected]
Office: LA 213
Office Hours:  
Phone: 260-481-6955

Craig Ortsey (Comparative Politics, Public Policy, European Union) received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2010.  

picture of James Toole
Toole, James G.
, Associate Professor
Email: [email protected]
Office: LA 215
Office Hours:   Tuesdays and Thursday 1:30-3:00 PM, or by appointment. 
Phone: 260-481-6885

James G. Toole (Comparative Politics, International Relations, Eastern Europe) received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2000. 

Ulmschneider, Georgia Wralstad,
Associate Professor and Campus Pre-Law Advisor
[email protected]
Office: LA 219
Office Hours: Email for appointment.
Phone: 260-481-6687

Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider (Civil Liberties; First Amendment; Constitutional Law) received her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1978.

Wolf, Michael R.,
 Professor and Chair 
Email: [email protected]
LA 211
Office Hours: 
Email for appointment.

Michael R. Wolf (American Politics; Congress; Voting Behavior, Comparative Electoral Behavior) received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2002.  

Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Downs, Andrew, Associate Professor and Director (Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2004)
Mike Downs Center

Part-Time Faculty

20180501-Tarango-Lanah-JW-03Hake Tarango, Lanah 
Limited Term Lecturer
Owner of LanahLink Social Impact Solutions

  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Education: Masters of International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington (2010); Accepted to PhD program in Peace Studies (deferred)
  • Courses:
    • Intro to Peace & Conflict Studies - PACS 200 Online
    • Intro to Corporate Social Responsibility - POL 20001 Online 

Background:  Lanah is from Fort Wayne and an experienced strategic impact consultant with 20 years working on a range of social impact projects in New Zealand and the United States for government, private and nonprofit sectors. She is also a world traveler through 25 countries that influences her broad worldview in her teaching through a combination of academic and real-world application.  In 2012, Lanah curated the first online offering of Intro to Peace & Conflict Studies and a new Intro to Corporate Social Responsibility course is available in Spring 2021.

Stier, Brian

Brian Stier (Family Law) received his J.D. from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley law School in 1984.

Email: [email protected]