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John Scherpereel
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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, Governance, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Integration,Regional and Federal Studies, West European Politics, and a variety of edited volumes. Currently, Dr. Scherpereel is working on projects examining women's political representation, personnel dynamics in the Council of the EU, and political communication in the EU.

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.


  • October 2014

    Dr. Timothy R. Walton (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Jonathan R. Alger (President, Professor), Dr. Pia Antolic-Piper (Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. Frances Flannery (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. William J. Hawk (Chair, Madison Collaborative; Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. John W. Hulsey (Assistant Professor, Political Science), Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Jonathan Keller (Associate Professor, Political Science), David K. McGraw (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Mark Piper (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. John A. Scherpereel (Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Associate Professor, Political Science), Anamaria Berea, Steven L. Burg, Bob de Graaff, Jonathan Smith and Cees Wiebes published the book, “The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995,” based on the War to Peace conference which was held at JMU in March 2014.