Dr. James McHugh

Dr. James McHugh

Title: Professor; Fellow, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 201 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-7409
Email: mchugh@uakron.edu


James T. (“Jim”) McHugh is Professor of Political Science and specializes in political thought, public law, comparative politics, and other areas. He also is a Fellow and Director of Academic Planning for the university's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. In addition to the University of Akron, he has taught at Roosevelt University in Chicago, American University in Washington, DC, the University of Vermont, and he has served as a Public Policy Scholar for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in North American Integration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has published several books and articles and his recent publications include a book on the reform of the Canadian Senate.

Jim McHugh is a fourth-generation native of Vermont and has a strong devotion to his native state and native region of New England. His scholarship focuses upon political philosophy, public law, and comparative politics, particularly the study of Canada and North America. He formerly served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States and is the Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Political Science. He is a percussionist with experience in both rock and classical music. He loves to play music, basketball, and poker but not necessarily in that order. With apologies to all of the Cavaliers fans in the area, he also is a die-hard supporter of the Boston Celtics.

Ph.D., Queens University, 1991. Professor.
Fields: Constitutional Public Law, Political Theory, American Public Administration, and Comparative Politics


Ph.D. Queens University


3700: 201 Introduction to Political Research

3700: 303 Introduction to Political Thought

3700: 360 Judicial Process