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Administration

Alan Wiseman
Chair
Professor
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am - 11:00am and 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
Jonathan Hiskey
Associate Chair
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm and by appointment
Email
615-322-6236
339 Commons Center
Specializations: Democracy; Local development: Migration; Latin America
Emily Hencken Ritter
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of the ROCCA Lab
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm or by appointment
Email
Website
615-936-9795
338 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights, Repression and Protest, International and Civil Conflict, Comparative Courts, International Organizations, Game Theory
Carrie Archie Russell
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer
Director of Pre-Law Advising
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays 9:00am - 11:00am and Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm. 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, Southern Politics
Tariq Thachil
Placement Director
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Office Hours: Fall 2019: By appointment with 48 hours notice (email: tariq.thachil@vanderbilt.edu)
Email
Website
615-936-7983
354 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Parties; Political Behavior; Ethnic Politics; South Asia
Melissa VandeWater
Administrative Manager
Email
615-322-2848
355B Commons Center
Tonya Mills
Program Manager - Grants and Finance (LAPOP)
Email
615-322-6242
304F Commons Center
Darlene Davidson
Graduate Coordinator
Email
615-322-6781
355 Commons Center
Maggie Jarrett
Administrative Assistant
Email
615-322-6222
355 Commons Center