Donald E. Pienkos
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., DePaul University
Teaches courses on "The Politics of the Soviet Union and Its Successor States," "Politics of Eastern Europe," and the Department's course for the Cultural Diversity requirement, "'Race, Religion and Ethnicity in American Politics."
PolSci 215: Ethnicity, Religion, and Race in American Politics - Syllabus (pdf 455kb), Online (pdf 158kb)
PolSci 302: Politics of Eastern Europe - Syllabus (pdf 82kb)
PolSci 310: Politics of the Soviet Union and It Successor States - Syllabus (pdf 750kb)
Awards and Recognition:
Officer's Cross of Merit from the President of Poland, November 2010
Selected Recent Publications:
"An Interesting, if Less Than Startling Presidential Election," The Polish Review, 55 (Autumn-Winter, 2010), 55-67.
"Of Patriots and Presidents: America's Polish Diaspora and United States Foreign Policy Since 1917," Ost Europa (Berlin), 61 (January, 2011), 63-75, in German; published with a few minor additions in Polish American Studies, 68 (Spring, 2011), 2-13.
"Brother Against Brother: Conflict in the Polish National Alliance, 1900-1940," The Polish Review, 57 (Autumn, 2012), 50-66.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Story of the Polish National Alliance (2008).
The Polish American Encyclopedia, associate editor and contributor (2011).
Forward! The Story of the Polish Falcons of America (2012).