Mona Lyne

Associate Professor

Office: 303C Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-235-1383


Dr. Mona Lyne is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research focuses on political and economic development, particularly how distributive politics and clientelism drive economic development policy. Her publications include a book (The Voter’s Dilemma and Democratic Accountability) and articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, and Latin American Politics and Society, among others.


Pol-Sci 220: Introduction to Comparative Government
Pol-Sci 304: Politics of Developing Countries
Pol-Sci 359: Latin American Politics
Pol-Sci 362: Latin America and International Relations
Pol-Sci 425/5513: Seminar in Comparative Politics
Pol-Sci 492WI: Senior Seminar

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1999
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1989
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1984