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John Scherpereel has been a faculty member at James Madison University since 2005 and directed the M.A. in Political Science program from 2009 to 2019. 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 in 2008. He has also published in journals including European Politics and SocietyGovernance, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Integration, the Journal of European Public Policy, 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 M.A. in Political Science 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.

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