Dr. Stephanie Walls


  • Position: Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, Professor of Political Science
  • Phone: 419.372.0623
  • Email: smwalls@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 104 Suite Foundation Hall

Professional Biography/Profile

Dr. Stephanie Walls is the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs and a Professor of Political Science. She has been with BGSU Firelands since 2011. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience with policymaking processes to serve as both a facilitator and advocate of new ideas and as a problem-solver for both students and colleagues. She strongly believes in the value of higher education and the access mission of BGSU Firelands. She is always excited to be a part of what BGSU Firelands does to educate the community both as a faculty member and as an administrator. She served as the Firelands Faculty Chair for two years and represented the BGSU Faculty on the bargaining council for the last faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (faculty contract). She is a three-time nominee for the BGSU Firelands Distinguished Teacher Award and won the Distinguished Creative Scholar award in 2021. She was selected as a MAC Academic Leadership Program Fellow for the 2021-22 academic year.

Walls grew up in a politically engaged family and was always interested in discussing political ideas with classmates. She enjoys sailing and gardening with her husband of over two decades, David. Together, they have two teenagers, a daughter, and a son. They enjoy living in Huron and spend as much time on the water as they can.

Research Interests/Selected Publications

Walls, Stephanie M. 2021. American Federalism and Individual Rights. Lantham, MA: Lexington Books.

Walls, Stephanie M. 2015. Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Courses Taught

POLS 1100 American Government

POLS 1710 Comparative Government

POLS 3010 Modern Political Ideologies

POLS 3460 The Presidency

Full Credentials

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Cincinnati; M.A. in Political Science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in Political Science, Ohio University



Updated: 01/12/2024 11:43AM