Political Science and Geography Department

Political Science & Geography Department


Ruth Ediger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography
Department of Political Science and Geography
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119
ediger@spu.edu; 206-281-2937
Office: 4 Nickerson, Suite 200

Ediger website

Ruth Ediger is an associate professor of political science. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Pacific Lutheran University and her masters and doctorate in Political Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. Ediger teaches international relations and comparative government courses.

Political science courses taught by her include:

  • POL 2320 Comparative Political Systems
  • POL 2330 International Relations
  • POL 3320 Political and Economic Development of Nations
  • POL/GEO 3330 Global Perspectives on Women's Issues
  • POL/HIS 3670 History of American Foreign Relations
  • POL 4452 International Law

Most of her classes include a "Geoquiz" component where students are expected to know the location of and capital of all the world's countries. Feel free to test your own knowledge in this area: Geoquizzes