Faculty and Staff

Chapin, Wesley

Wes Chapin

Wesley Chapin

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Start Year: 1997

Academic Affairs
Office: 116a North Hall
Phone: 715-425-4096



Ph.D - University of Illinois (1996)
M.A. - Marquette University
B.A. - University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Areas of Specialization

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • European Politics
  • Political Economy
  • American Politics

Courses Taught

  • POLS 245 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS 346 Politics of Western Europe
  • POLS 364 International War and Peace
  • POLS 365 American Foreign Policy
  • POLS 369 Politics of the World Economy
  • POLS 371 The Politics of German-speaking Europe
  • POLS 372 The Politics of Scotland
  • POLS 377 The United Nations
  • POLS 378 Semester Abroad Research
  • POLS 480 Seminar: Political Science
  • INTS 200 International Studies
  • INTS 365 Contemporary Europe
  • INTS 370 International Study Tour
  • INTS 377 Semester Abroad
  • INTS 480 International Studies Senior Seminar

Dr. Wes Chapin began working at the UWRF in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2008. He has served as chair of both Political Science and International Studies. He has also been involved in Education Abroad, leading both semester-length and short-term programs, and served 13 years on the Faculty Senate, including three years as chair and faculty representative to the UW System and its Board of Regents. He is currently vice president of the Arrowhead Model United Nations Association, and has been an officer of both the Wisconsin Political Science Association and the UWRF Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi multiple times.  He is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies with duties that include but are not limited to faculty development, program review, assessment, program prioritization, graduate studies, and the administration of activity insight.