[PAST EVENT] Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Chris Nemacheck

July 15, 2020
12pm - 1pm
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Students Address Difference, Equity, Justice

This fall, W&M introduces a new undergraduate requirement years in the making: COLL 350 Difference, Equity, Justice. Professor Chris Nemacheck will address how these new courses tackle complex and sometimes contentious subjects and how faculty collaborate with student partners in the classroom.

Alumni, parents, family and friends are welcome to join the conversation. Time will be available for Q&A.

About Prof. Nemacheck

Professor Christine Nemacheck joined the Department in 2002.  She is an Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Center for the Liberal Arts. Nemacheck serves as W&M's pre-law advisor.  She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from The George Washington University. Her research focuses on judicial selection, judicial federalism, and the role of the courts in a separation-of-powers system. Her book, Strategic Selection: Presidential Selection of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush, was published in 2007. Other work on judicial selection has appeared in political science and law review journals. Her research, which is primarily archival, has been funded by numerous grants and awards from presidential library foundations. She is also the co-author, along with David Magleby and Paul Light, of Government by the People, an introductory American politics textbook.  Nemacheck has received a number of awards for her teaching and research activity, including the Alumni Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching at The College of William & Mary and a Coco Faculty Fellowship.  She was named a Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer in 2010 and was an Alumni Memorial Term Distinguished Associate Professor from 2010-2013. She is the former co-editor of the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, which was housed at William & Mary between the fall 2010 and spring 2013 semesters.  Nemacheck also co-directs the Dunn Civil Liberties Project and supervises students' independent civil liberties research associated with the Project.


Tim von Stetten '16 | tevonstetten@wm.edu