Joyce A. Baugh joined the Central Michigan University (CMU) Department of Political Science in 1988 and served as chairperson from 1995-2001. Her fields of specialization are public law and courts, civil rights and liberties, and judicial politics. She teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial process, American government and the civil rights movement. She also is an adviser for social studies majors.
Her book The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy over Desegregation was published by the University Press of Kansas in February 2011 as part of its Landmark Law Cases and American Society series.
In 2009, Baugh received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CMU’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The award recognizes a faculty member who goes above and beyond what is expected in creating exceptional learning opportunities for students.
Baugh received her Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University in 1989 and her M.A. in 1983. She graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in 1981.