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democracy@smcm.edu

Mail:
18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD
20686-3001

Visit:
47474 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, MD
20686-3001


Director:
Dr. Michael Cain
Professor of Political Science
Kent Hall 105
(240) 895-4215
mjgcain@smcm.edu

Program Highlight

William Donald Schaefer

Internship for Government Service


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A tribute to Governor Schaefer's many contributions to St. Mary's College and the State of Maryland, the Schaefer Internship for Government Service aims to allow undergraduates hands on experience in public policy with the hope that they will be inspired to choose public service as a calling.  




 




 

Student Spotlight

St. Mary's Votes!

St. Mary's Votes!

Since its inception in 2004, the club has registered over 850 young people to vote in State and National elections. In 2008, the club expanded its role in civic engagement to include working as election and poll judges during primary and general elections.

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Advisory Board

Harry Weitzel  Chair, Center for the Study of Democracy, Chief Financial Officer, Waring Hotels, Inc. and Cherry Cove Companies and former College Trustee
Michael J.G. Cain Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, Professor of Political Science, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Advisory Board Members

Jon Armajani Associate Professor, Department of Theology, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
Jennifer Cognard- Black Professor of English, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Benjamin Bradlee Vice President-at-Large of The Washington Post, former President of Historic St. Mary’s City Commission, and College Trustee
Benjamin L. Cardin U.S. Senator and former College Trustee
John P. Casciano President and Chief Executive Officer, GrayStar Associates LLC
Rosann Catalano Roman Catholic theologian at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
Kenneth Cohen Assistant Professor of History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Helen Ginn Daugherty Professor of Sociology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Alan Dillingham Professor of Economics, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Joseph W. Dyer Former Chief Strategy Officer, iRobot
Todd Eberly Assistant Professor of Political Science and former Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy
Regina Faden Executive Director, Historic St. Mary’s City
Bonnie Green Executive Director, The Patuxent Partnership and former College Trustee
Ronald Hoffman Executive Director, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary
Charles Holden Professor of History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Steny Hoyer U.S. Representative from Maryland and College Trustee
Randolph K. Larsen Associate Professor of Chemistry, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Steve McMahon Co-founder and Partner of Purple Strategies, LLC
Zach Messitte  President, Ripon College and former Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy
Bruce Riedel Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein Former Executive Vice President of the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds and former Trustee of St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Sahar Shafqat Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Michael Steele  Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Martin E. Sullivan  Director, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; former Director of Historic St. Mary’s City