Social Sciences & Cultural Studies


Dr. Nancy Burgoyne

Nancy earned her doctorate degree from New York University in 1997.  Her dissertation centered on the U.S. presidency, foreign policy, media, and public opinion.  Nancy has taught extensively in her major areas of expertise, which include: Comparative Politics, International Relations and American Government.  She has broad experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has received outstanding evaluations for her commitment to students and her teaching ability.  Nancy has taught at the University of Maine, The University of Washington, Seattle University and is thrilled to be working with students in Montana.

Currently, she is writing a book titled, Walls From Belfast to Baghdad and Places In Between. She is also working on an article analyzing the First 100 Days of the U.S. Presidency.  She has taught study abroad in Northern Ireland for both the University of Washington as well as Seattle University on the subject of media and conflict and divided societies.  She has organized and taught international symposium on conflict, religion and divided communities and has worked on projects globally.  Nancy has lectured at universities in The West Bank, Northern Ireland, and South Korea.  As  a  board member for Associates in Cultural Exchange  she worked with students, policy makers and academics internationally.  Nancy has also donated her time to her students to lead weekly study groups for those taking the Foreign Service Exam.  She has also donated hundreds of hours to helping numerous students with their personal statements for Law School, and she will smile when she tells you that almost all of them were accepted.  

Nancy is a member of Women in International Security,  The American Political Science Association and the Midwestern Political Science Association  Nancy’s greatest achievement and greatest satisfaction is her family and of course seeing her students thrive and go on to contribute in interesting ways to the global community.