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Cheryl Van Den Handel

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Dr Cheryl Van Den Handel

vandenha@nsuok.edu

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Political Science

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Seminary Hall 316
    (918) 444-3524

Bio

Dr. Van Den Handel is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and married her Navy husband in 1982. They have 2 sons and a grand-daughter, and numerous cats. She began her involvement in politics as an activist in Northern California, returning to college at the age of 33. She completed her doctorate in 2008. She currently resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and teaches at NSU Tahlequah both online and face-to-face.

Education:

  • PhD, Comparative and World Politics, Claremont Graduate University, 2008
  • MA, Master of International Studies, Claremont Graduate University, 2004
  • MA, Master of Public Administration, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2000
  • BA, Political Science, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Cum laude, 1998
  • OtherAssociates Degree, Political Science, College of Marin, 1997
Development issues of women in developing countries. The women's movement in U.S. "red" states compared with blue states, women in politics, Immersive Learning in Political Science, "empathy and student success in Higher Ed".
Comparative Politics within regions: MENA, Latin America, Europe; Environmental Politics, Women in conflict and peace, Human Rights; courses involving immersive learning (simulations) such as American Foreign Policy, International Relations, & Model United Nations

Intellectual Content:

  • Attitudes Towards Women and Politics in Select Southeast Asian Countries (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Discovery, Revising to Resubmit,
  • Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases/ (Other), Teaching & Learning, Published, August, 2018
  • Engaging Discussions in the Online & Classroom Environment (Newsletter), Teaching & Learning, Published, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2013
  • Social Networking among women in disrupted societies of the Middle East and Africa (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, June, 2014

Presentations:

  • The Rise of the Women's Movement in Oklahoma - Oklahoma Research Day - - March 2020
  • The Rise of the Women's Movement in Oklahoma - Midwest Political Science Association Conference - Chicago, Il. - April 2019
  • Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order - - Muskogee Library - March 2020
  • Immersive Learning at Northeastern State University: A Dialogue. - Oklahoma Research Day - Enid, Oklahoma - March 2018
  • Conflict in the South China Sea - - Northeastern State University - April 2017
  • Great Decisions: Decoding U.S.-China Trade - - Muskogee Library - April 2019
  • Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration - - Muskogee Library - March 2019
  • Women's Social and Political Empowerment in Africa - Oklahoma Research Day - - March 2015
  • Networking for Political Voice Among Women in Disrupted Societies of the Middle East and Africa - Midwest Political Science Association Conference - Chicago, Il. - April 2014
  • Politically Motivated Internet Social Network Mobilization: Authoritarian Rule, Public Dissent, and Police Crackdowns in the Middle East 2011 - International Studies Association Conference - San Diego - April 2012

Courses Taught:

  • AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY - POLS 4413 - Fall 2020
  • SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLICY - AMST 5033 - Fall 2020
  • AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - POLS 1113 - Spring 2020
  • INTRODUCTION TO INTL RELATIONS - POLS 2313 - Spring 2020
  • REGIONAL POLITICS - POLS 4153 - Spring 2020
  • MODEL UNITED NATIONS - POLS 3011 - Spring 2020
  • INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS - POLS 2353 - Fall 2019
  • TOPICS IN GLOBAL ISSUES - POLS 4603 - Spring 2019
  • INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES - WGS 2123 - Fall 2018