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American Politics Faculty

Allison Anoll
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
Website
365 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior; Race and Ethnic Politics; Political Participation; Mass Incarceration
Larry M. Bartels
Professor
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Email
615-322-6227
337 Commons Center
Specializations: Public opinion; Campaigns and elections; Representation; Public policy
Joshua D. Clinton
Professor
Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Editor in Chief, Quarterly Journal of Political Science
Office Hours: Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m., 1:00-2:00 p.m., and by appointment
Email
Website
936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Statistics
John G. Geer
Vice Provost of Academic and Strategic Affairs
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Poll
Office Hours: By appointment in 105 Kirkland.
Email
Website
615-343-5746
105 Kirkland; 342 Commons Center
Specializations: Public Opinion; Campaigns and Elections; Mass Media
Suzanne Globetti
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
615-343-2434
357 Commons Center
Specializations: Political behavior
Marc J. Hetherington
Professor
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Email
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior
Cindy D. Kam
Professor
William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair
Director, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab
Professor of Psychology (by courtesy)
Professor of Medicine, Health and Society (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30 ‐ 3:00 p.m., by appointment, or by dropping in.
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation; Political methodology
David E. Lewis
Chair

Professor
William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)


Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Email
Website
615-322-6228
333 Commons Center
Specializations: Presidency; Public Administration; Bureaucracy
Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Professor
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Email
615-322-6232
367 Commons Center
Specializations: Legislative politics: Congressional process and behavior; Congressional elections
Efrén O. Pérez
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Co-Director, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab

Email
Website
615-343-7032
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Edward Rubin
University Professor
University Professor of Law
Office Hours: By appointment: email ed.rubin@vanderbilt.edu
Email
615-322-5620
356 Commons Center and 246 Law School
Specializations: Law; Administrative Governance; Legal Theory
Carrie Archie Russell
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer
Director of Pre-Law Advising
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Students interested in pre-law advising office hours should contact Professor Russell via email.  
Email
615-322-5023
359 Commons Center
Specializations: Public Law, Identity Politics
Sharece Thrower
Assistant Professor
Email
Website
615-322-8024
329 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Institutions; The Presidency and Executive Branch; Separation of Powers; Inter-Branch Policymaking
Alan Wiseman
Professor
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., or by appointment
Email
Website
615-322-6241
336 Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods; Positive Political Economy; Legislative Politics; Bureaucracy and Regulatory Politics