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Debra Holzhauer joined the department in Fall 2004, after serving as an adjunct faculty with a variety of public and private universities in the Midwest. Her broad areas of specialization are International and Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on European politics and environmental politics. She is faculty advisor for the university's Model United Nations club. Her current research projects involve examining the ideology, party organization, tactics of the Liberal Democrats and Greens in the British party system; the impact of Green Parties in the European Parliament; and exploring the environmental agendas of British political parties. In her spare time, of which she seemingly has less and less, she enjoys reading historical mystery novels, watching West Wing (where she would really like to work), and, of course, sleeping and eating.