John Scherpereel has been a faculty member at James Madison University since 2005 and the director of the EUPS program since 2009. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003), an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998), and a B.A. in Government and International Studies and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (1997).
Dr. Scherpereel’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of EU enlargement, the relationship between politics and administration, the dynamics of territorial governance in the EU, and the politics of representation. His book, Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union, was published by FirstForum Press in 2008. He has also published in Administration and Society, the Journal of European Integration, Regional and Federal Studies, West European Politics, and a variety of edited volumes; he has articles forthcoming in Governance and the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy. Currently, Dr. Scherpereel is working on three projects - one on women's political representation, a second on experience in the Council of the EU, and a third analyzing the “Turkish question” in EU politics.
In the EUPS program, Dr. Scherpereel has taught the Tutorial in EU Policy Studies (POSC 690) and the EU Seminar (POSC 692). In Harrisonburg, Dr. Scherpereel regularly teaches courses on European Union politics, the politics of Central and Eastern Europe, comparative politics, global perspectives on the United States, and the politics of food and agriculture.