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Dr. Loree Bykerk
- Department Chairperson

Political Science
Arts & Science Hall, 275A
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tel: (402) 554-3613
Fax: (402) 554-4860

Fall 2013 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and by appointment

Dr. Bykerk received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

A native Nebraskan, her extensive travel both in the U.S. and abroad inform her teaching and research. Her insights on local, state, and national politics frequently appear in the local and national media.

UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, 2004, 2004
Omicron Delta Kappa
Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001, 2001
University of Nebraska
Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award in the Social Sciences, 1997
UNO Alumni Association




Courses Taught:

PSCI 1100 Introduction to American National Government
PSCI 2310 Introduction to Political Theory
PSCI 3170 /8175 Interest Groups
PSCI 3340/8345 American Political Thought
PSCI 4340/8346 Contemporary Political Theory
PSCI 4950 Senior Seminar in Political Science
PSCI 8040 Seminar in American Government and Politics
PSCI 8300 Seminar in Political Theory



Current Research:
Dr. Bykerk's research focuses on interest groups and public policy. Her research includes recent articles on consumer protection polify in national politics and lobbying under condidtions of unorthodox lawmaking and intense partisanship. She is also research civic education issues related to the Nebraska Civic Leadership Program.