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. 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 (University Press of Kansas)
and Supreme Court Justices in the Post-Bork Era: Confirmation Politics
and Judicial Performance (Peter Lang).
Dr. Baugh played a primary
role in establishing CMU’s affiliation with The Washington Center for
Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC). She serves as the lead campus
liaison for the program, along with Dr. Sharon Kukla-Acevedo, the department’s
internship director. She is the faculty advisor to the Omega Beta Chapter
of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. In 2014,
the chapter was selected by the national organization to receive one of four
Best Chapter awards nationwide, for schools with enrollments of more than
25,000 students. Baugh also serves as the primary advisor for Social Studies
majors pursuing a degree in secondary education with a concentration in
Political Science, and she provides academic advising to students interested in
attending law school.
In the spring of 2016, Dr.
Baugh was chosen as one of four public members to serve on the Selection
Committee for the Pickering Fellowship. The Pickering Fellowship is one
of the U.S. Department of State’s premier recruiting programs, designed to
increase diversity in the Department’s Foreign Service to better reflect and serve
the needs of the American people. The committee is comprised of U.S. Foreign
Service Officers, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officers, and higher education
and think tank professionals. Dr. Baugh fulfilled her three-year term.
Dr. Baugh retired in August 2017. She looks forward to traveling with her husband to interesting
places and to learning more Spanish.
- Ph.D. Kent State University, 1989
- M.A. Kent State University, 1983
- B.A. Clemson University, 1981
Political Science Major (cum laude)