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Dr. Damien Picariello,

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Damien K. Picariello is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He received his B.A. from Baruch College, City University of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


He enjoys teaching broadly within political science, and hopes to provide students with an “education for citizenship.” His research interests focus on ancient and early modern political thought, as well as literature, film, and politics.


In his free time, he enjoys sitting on his porch with his wife and his beagle.