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Michelle Lorenzini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Courses Taught

International political economy, comparative political economy, and international relations


B.A., American University

M.A., American Graduate School of International Management

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

International Political Economy, International Relations, East and South East Asia, Globalization, Civic Engagement

Publications and Media Placements

Lorenzini, Michelle. 2013. “From Global Education to Global Civic Engagement,” Journal of Political Science Education 9(4): 417-435; Lorenzini, Michelle. 2013. “From Active Service to Civic and Political Engagement: Fighting The Problem of Poverty.” In Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen, edited by Alison Rios Millet McCartney, Elizabeth Bennion, and Dick W. Simpson. Washington, D.C.: American Political Science Association.; Lorenzini, Michelle. 2010. “Beyond Civic Engagement to Informed Advocacy.” In Teaching Matters: Strategy and Tactics to Engage Students in the Study of American Politics, edited by Dan Shea. New York: Pearson Longman.

Honors and Awards

Exemplary Service Award, Recognition of 15 Years of Service to the Atlas Program, International Student Federation, SLU, 2016; James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, SLU, 2014; Leadership and Service Award, International Affairs Committee, Student Government Association, Saint Louis University, 2014; YWCA Leader Award, Women’s Commission, Saint Louis University, 2010; George D. Wendel Civic Leadership Award, Student Government Association. Saint Louis University, 2009; Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Students, College of Arts & Sciences, Saint Louis University, 2007.; Nancy McNeir Ring Award, Outstanding Teaching, Alpha Sigma Nu, Saint Louis University, 2005; Faculty Excellence Award, Student Government Association, Saint Louis University, 2004; Kathy W. Humphrey Award for Diversity, Saint Louis University, 2002; Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Washington University, 1994.

Professional Organizations and Associations


Community Work and Service

World Affairs Council; United Nations Association of St. Louis; Queen of Peace Center