Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye is currently a Professor of Political Science at the University of West Georgia, teaching both hybrid and fully online classes. She has taught a number of EU policy classes, as well as more traditional political science classes and an interdisciplinary class focused on Jack the Ripper which proved popular with students. Dr. Mbaye holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialty in Comparative Politics and International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Central Arkansas, in her home state. She has published articles in a number of top journals, including American Sociological Review, European Union Politics, and Regional and Federal Studies.