Political Science

Dr. Tina Bertrand
Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department
Phone: 325-793-4616
Office: Old Main 307B

Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., University of Houston, University Park

Tina Bertrand is the international specialist in the McMurry political science department. Her research interests range from environmental issues in world politics to the functions of the United Nations. She sponsors the Model United Nations program at McMurry, both organizing an on campus meeting of high school delegations in the fall and then supervising a McMurry student delegation to the national Model UN convocation in New York in the spring. Voted Outstanding Faculty Member, 2009.
Dr. Paul Fabrizio
Professor of Political Science
Pre-Law Advisor
Phone: 325-793-3806
Office: Maedgen 107
Fax: 325-793-4628 — attn: Dr. Paul Fabrizio

M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., University of Southern California

Paul Fabrizio brings a wealth of experience to McMurry. He was born and raised in Southern California and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California. Subsequently, he spent several years at St. John's Major Seminary in Camarillo, California, as well as working for an automotive market researching company. He also served as an assistant manager with the U.S. Census Bureau in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 1990 census, before returning to academe to get his doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta. In addition to his administrative duties, Fabrizio also hosts an off campus radio talk show, "The Professors."
Dr. Bihter Tomen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 325-793-3864
Office: Old Main 306C

Ph.D Southern Illinois University, 2015
M.A University of Windsor, 2007
B.A (Honors) York University, 2004

Bihter Tomen is comparativist who studies political participation and civil society organizations in hybrid and/or authoritarian regimes. Her current research focuses on informal/ad hoc (political) participation under hybrid regimes. Her research has been published in Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, Women's Studies International Forum, and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. She is born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey.