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American Politics

Georgia Nilsson
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
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362 Commons Center
Allison Anoll
Assistant Professor
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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
Email
615-322-6227
337 Commons Center
Specializations: Public opinion; Campaigns and elections; Representation; Public policy
Nicholas Bednar
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
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331 Commons Center
Specializations: Bureaucracy; Public Administration; Separation of Powers; Immigration; Courts; Administrative Law
 Lauren Chojnacki
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays 9:00am - 11:00am
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300 Commons Center
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: Fall 2019: Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm or by appointment
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Website
615-936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Public opinion; Statistics
Rachael Firestone
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays 9:30am - 11:30am
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300 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior and Political Psychology
John G. Geer
Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Poll
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Preferably by appointment. Contact 615-322-2851 to make an appointment. Limited drop in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:00 pm.
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615-936-6366
404 Buttrick Hall
Specializations: Public Opinion; Campaigns and Elections; Mass Media
Suzanne Globetti

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
615-343-2434
357 Commons Center
Specializations: Political behavior
Rich Hagner
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, International Relations
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331 Commons Center
Spencer Hall
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
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331 Commons Center
Michael Jude Hendricks
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1:10pm-2:10pm; Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Citizen Initiatives, Electoral Studies, Social Dissent
Marc J. Hetherington

Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Email
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior
June Ann Jones

Office Hours: By appointment
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362 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Philosophy, Environmental Politics, and Civic Studies
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)
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation
Eunji Kim
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: PSCI 3893-01: Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm PSCI 8370-04: Mondays 3:40pm - 5:00pm
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Commons 353
Specializations: Public Opinion; Political Communication; Political Psychology
Sara M. Kirshbaum
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
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315 Commons Center
Jonathan Klingler

Office Hours: Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Email
615-875-6953
300 Commons Center
Specializations: Public Presidency, Congressional Politics, Political Psychology, Computer-Assisted Text Analysis
Alex Lawhorne
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Email
315 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior, Political Geography, Political Psychology, State and Local Governments, Public Policy
David E. Lewis
Professor
William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mondays 1:30pm - 3:00pm and Thursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm
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615-322-6228
333 Commons Center
Specializations: Presidency; Public Administration; Bureaucracy
Scott Limbocker
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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301D Commons Center
David Maraniss
Visiting Distinguished Professor
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James Martherus
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays 10:00m - 12:00pm
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: Public Opinion; Political Psychology
Meredith McLain
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Campaigns and Elections
Jon Meacham
Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency
Office Hours: By appointment.
Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Email
615-322-6232
319 Commons Center
Specializations: Legislative politics: Congressional process and behavior; Congressional elections
Sean O'Shaughnessy

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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331 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Psychology; Political Behavior; Polarization; Authoritarianism
Efrén O. Pérez

Office Hours: By appointment.
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Website
615-343-7032
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Christopher Piper
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:00pm and Fridays 9:30am - 11:00am
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: American Institutions
Mark D. Richardson

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: Financial Regulation, Regulatory Politics, Public Administration, Presidency and Executive Branch Politics
Isaac Riddle
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
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331 Commons Center
Richard Riebeling
Adjunct Professor of Public Policy
Former Chief Operating Officer, Mayor's Office, Nashville.gov
Office Hours: By appointment.
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Carolyn Roush
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: Public Opinion, Political Parties, Survey Methodology
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
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Arts & Sciences
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
Laura M. Sellers
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: by appointment
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304J Commons Center
Specializations: Immigration, Latin America
Michael Shepherd
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Campaigns and Elections; Representation; Public Policy
John Sides
Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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367 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior; Comparative Politics
Darrian Stacy
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: By appointment
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301D Commons Center
Mary Catherine Sullivan
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm
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301D Commons Center
Sharece Thrower
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesday, 2pm-3:30pm and Fridays 10:30am – noon
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615-322-8024
329 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Institutions; The Presidency and Executive Branch; Separation of Powers; Inter-Branch Policymaking
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
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615-322-6241
336 Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods; Positive Political Economy; Legislative Politics; Bureaucracy and Regulatory Politics