Mona Lyne

Mona Lyne
Associate Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Cherry Hall 410
Latin American Politics, Development Politics, Immigration


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


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