Constance Mixon

Constance A. Mixon, Ph.D., MPA

Professor, Political Science; Director, Urban Studies Program
Department of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Mixon is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Urban Studies Program at Elmhurst University. She teaches courses in American government, state and local government, public administration, public policy, environmental studies, urban politics, and urban studies. She has received the American Political Science Association’s Phi Sigma Alpha Teaching Award, and in 2001 was named the Illinois Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Dr. Mixon frequently provides political analysis and commentary for local, national and international media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Politico, PBS, WGN, FOX, NBC, NPR, WBEZ, and WBBM. She co-edited Twenty-First Century Chicago, now in its 3rd edition, which examines the major social, economic, political, and governmental challenges facing the Chicago metropolitan region. She is also the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

  • FYS 100 Chicago: A Global City
  • POL 201 American Federal Government
  • POL 202 American State and Local Government
  • POL 300 Urban Politics
  • ES/URB 320 Sustainable Urban Development
  • POL 360 Public Policy and Administration
  • POL/URB 468 Internship and Field Work
  • POL/URB 421 Practical Politics and Political Campaigns
  • BID 205 Understanding Politics Through Literature
  • BID 308 European Union and Cities: Regional Integration and Urbanization in the European Union
  • URB 210 Cities
  • URB 291 Suburbia
  • MLD 300 Explorations in Social Justice
  • URB 430 Urban Management Seminar
  • HCA 508 Healthcare Systems and Health Policy
  • MPH 520 Public Health Politics and Policy

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