HPU Hires Yanus As Assistant Professor Of Political Science

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2010 – Dr. Alixandra Yanus has been hired as assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at High Point University.

Yanus, who is originally from Kutztown, Pa., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from American University, as well as a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In her new position, Yanus will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in political thought and American politics, upper division courses on political institutions, women and politics, and judicial politics, and co-teaching the department’s senior seminar. Additionally, she will be responsible for mentoring students majoring in political science regarding career and graduate school decisions, as well as conducting research in political science.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work at such a positive, student-centered university,” says Yanus. “It is exciting to get to know our students and guide them throughout their undergraduate experience.  I am also fortunate to have terrific colleagues who have been tremendously supportive.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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