Joyce A. Baugh, Ph.D.

  • Joyce BaughPosition: Professor
  • Department: Political Science & Public Administration 
  • Campus Address: Anspach Hall 305C
  • Phone: (989)774-3475
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  • Vitae: Curriculum Vitae
Joyce Baugh receives the 2009 CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Award read more...


Dr. Baugh joined the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 1988 and served as Chairperson from 1995-2001.  She teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, judicial process, and the Civil Rights Movement.  She is the lead campus liaison for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), and she serves as faculty advisor to the Omega Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.  She is the primary advisor for the Social Studies major (secondary emphasis) and she provides academic advising to students interested in attending law school.

Dr. Baugh is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy over Desegregation, published in 2011 by the University Press of Kansas as part of its Landmark Law Cases and American Society series.  Her most recent publications and presentations are a continuation of the work that she began in researching and writing the Milliken book.


  • Ph.D. Kent State University, 1989
    Political Science
  • M.A. Kent State University, 1983
    Political Science
  • B.A. Clemson University, 1981
    Political Science Major (cum laude)