Ellis Ivory
Assistant Professor of Political Science

About Me

  • Office: LA 205B
  • Phone: (313) 927-1294
  • Email: eivory@marygrove.edu

Honors and Awards

  • Marygrove College Presidential Faculty Award-Teaching (2014 and 2002)

  • Detroit City Council Spirit of Detroit Award

  • Presentation: Oxford Round Table at Oxford University, England, in 2007 on "The Impact of Study Abroad Experiences on Student Political Socialization and Awareness."

Areas of Interest

  • International Relations

  • Urban and African-American Studies

  • Latin American Politics

Research Projects

  • Changing governance in Brazil

  • History of Idlewild, MI

  • U.S.-Cuban relations


  • "A Brief History of Santa Clara, Cuba. Comparative Delegation to Cuba," Professional Journal of the People to People Ambassador Programs, ed. Robert F. Arnove. 2003.

  • "The Evolution and Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act." Proceedings of Citizens' Perspectives Conference Series on Understanding Cross-Border Capital Expansion and Peoples' Resistance, ed. Pao-yu Chou. 2001.

  • A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African-American Studies, Floyd W. Hayes, III, ed., Collegiate Press. Editorial Advisory Board.


  • BA, English Literature, History, Political Science, Wayne State University

  • MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


  • POL 149: American Political Systems

  • POL 210: Introduction to Leadership

  • POL 300: Special Topics in Political Science

Financial Aid Available

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