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Dr. Steven Jurek

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty Advisor, European Union Simulation (EuroSim)
(585) 395-5677
Office: 207C Hartwell Hall


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, 2007.
  • M.A. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, 2000.
  • B.S. in Political Science, University at Albany/Buffalo, 1996.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Comparative Politics.
  • European Integration.
  • Democratization in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Civil-military relations.
  • Political Geography.


  • Jurek, Steven J., Murray, Greg R., Saiya, Nilay, and Scime, Anthony. 2015. “Classification Trees as Proxies.” International Journal of Business Analytics, Vol. 2. Issue 2.
  • Jurek, Steven J. and Scime, A. 2014. “Achieving Democratic Leadership: A Data Mined Prescription.” Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 95, Issue 1 (March), pp. 97-110.
  • Jurek, Steven J. 2012. "Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic: Delaying Euro Adoption."Syracuse University: The EuroCrisis and the Future of the European Union. Sept. 21, Syracuse: NY.
  • Jurek, Steven J. and Farida Jalalzai. 2012. “Executive Representation Worldwide: Indistinguishable Elite, Multifarious Masses.”International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 71-84
  • James E. Campbell and Steve J. Jurek “The Decline of Competition and Change in Congressional Elections.” In The United States Congress: A Century of Change, edited by Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst (Ohio State University Press, Fall 2005).

Courses Taught

  • PLS 112: Introduction to Comparative Politics.
  • PLS 305: Politics of European Integration.
  • PLS 338: Global Issues.
  • PLS 340: European Political Systems.
  • PLS 346: Eastern European Politics.
  • PLS 447: Russia in Transition

Last Updated 10/12/17

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