Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Caroline Payne

Caroline Payne


B.A., Berea College
M.A., Lousiana State University
Ph.D., Lousiana State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4277
Campus Post Office Box 3

Political Science: Department Chair and Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary: Director, Interdisciplinary Dominican Republic Program

Warrior Coffee Project: Director

Social and Economic Justice: Associate Professor

Caroline Payne is an associate professor of political science, specializing in international relations. She earned a bachelor’s in political science and speech communication from Berea College in Berea, Ky. and a master’s and doctorate in political science from Louisiana State University. Her teaching and research interests include human rights, fair trade, civil conflict, and politics of developing countries. Payne spends much of her time as the director of the Interdisciplinary Dominican Republic Program and associated Warrior Coffee Project, which provide opportunities for Lycoming College students from all disciplines to gain valuable field experience in the Dominican Republic through participation in meaningful, and long-term service-learning projects.

For more information on Payne see her curriculum vitae (PDF).