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Dr. Mack D. Mariani

Dr. Mack D. Mariani

Chair/Associate Professor, Political Science Department

ML 5191
710 Schott Hall

Phone: (513) 508-6849

Fax: (513) 745-2074


  • Ph.D. (Syracuse University) 2006, M.A. (Syracuse University) 1992, B.A. (Canisius College) 1991

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Mack Mariani is a Buffalo native and the 2008 chicken wing eating champion of Xavier University. He also earned his BA at Canisius College (1991) and his MA and PHD at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University (1992, 2006). Professor Mariani's teaching and research interests include campaigns and elections, congress and the legislative process, women and politics, and political internships/experiential learning. Mariani is co-author of Diverging Parties (Westview Press, 2003) and co-editor of the Insider's Guide to Political Internships (Westview Press, 2002). His research has appeared in Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Politics and Gender, Comparative State Politics and the Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence.

Courses taught:
POLI 140 - Introduction to American Politics and Government
POLI 236 - Presidential/Congressional Campaign Internship
POLI 244 - Congress and the Legislative Process
POLI 361 - Campaign Strategy and Persuasion
POLI 367 - Gender and Politics: Women, Elections, and Representation
POLI 391 - Senior Seminar: American Government
POLI 397 - Political Internship

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