Dr. Mary Pettenger is a professor of Politics, Policy and Administration at Western Oregon University and the Social Sciences Division Chair. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver, and her B.A. from Whitman College. She teaches courses in the fields of international and comparative politics, including International Relations, Environmental Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Law, International Organization, Human Rights, Causes of War, Government and Politics of Europe and Asia.  She is also the faculty advisor for the WOU Model United Nations Club and co-director of the International Studies major.

Contact Information

Mary Pettenger, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics, Policy
and Administration
Division Chair – Social Sciences

Office: Bellamy Hall 231A
Telephone: (503) 838-8301
Fax: (503) 838-8635
Email: pettengm@wou.edu

Office Hours:
Mondays 2-4:00
Tuesdays 1-2:00
Wednesdays 10-12:00
and by arrangement (contact by phone or email)

**Please use this link for booking appointments:

Mailing Address:
Department of Politics, Policy & Administration
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361


Ph.D., University of Denver,
International Studies
M.A., University of Denver,
International Studies
B.A., Whitman College,
Political Science

Class Schedule

Fall 2019
PS193D Model United Nations
(Hybrid – Online and Face-to-Face
Fridays 10-11:50)
PS203 International Relations (Online)
PS393D Advanced Model UN
(F 11-11:50/hybrid)

Winter 2020
PS355 Civic Literacy & Engagement
(MF 10-11:50)
PS393D Advanced Model UN
(F 12-12:50/hybrid)

Spring 2020
PS440 Causes of War
(Day/Time TBD)
PS393D Advanced Model UN
(F 12-12:50/hybrid)

Summer 2020
PS203 International Relations (online)
PS478 Political Fiction and Film (online)