Rene Paddags

René Paddags, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Political Science

255 Dwight Schar College of Education
Area of Specialty
International Relations, Political Philosophy
  • Joined Ashland University in 2010
  • Teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics and regional studies
  • Taught courses in political science and philosophy at the University of Maryland and at Loyola University
  • Studies the formation of modern politics, especially French and German political thought
  • Favorite thing about Ashland University: It’s where the mind can still be free.
  • Little-known fact: I don’t like mountains.
  • Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A. - Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A. - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks


2023-2024 Academic Mentor Award Recipient

"With immense kindness, insight, and patience, Dr. Paddags has encouraged me to take leadership positions in organizations that have shaped my professional development."

Carolina Amparo, Senior Political Science Student