Theodore Kamena



Dr. T.H. “Butch” Kamena has been an adjunct instructor in the Department of Political Science since 1996, teaching a variety of classes primarily within the fields of Comparative Politics and American Politics.  He is a graduate of WWU, earning a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism in 1989 and an M.A. in Political Science in 1993, before earning a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Calgary in 2001.

Presently, Dr. Kamena teaches PLSC 301, the British Parliamentary Systems class, and PLSC 406, Canadian Politics and Government.  In addition, he teaches Can-Am 200, an interdisciplinary introduction to Canadian-American Studies, and is actively involved in Western’s nationally recognized Center for Canadian-American Studies.  His interests in comparative politics focus primarily on political parties and comparative institutions.

Dr. Kamena’s full-time position at WWU is in the Department of Athletics, where he serves at Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics.  He is the recipient of the 2021 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) Faculty Mentor Award.

Current Courses

Fall 2023

  • PLSC 301 – British Parliamentary Politics

Spring 2024

  • PLSC 406 – Canadian Government and Politics