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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
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Fridays from 10 am - noon
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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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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Bureaucracy; Public Administration; Separation of Powers; Immigration; Courts; Administrative Law
 Lauren Chojnacki
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
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315 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
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Website
615-936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Public opinion; Statistics
Maggie Deichert
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
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362 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Psychology, Decision Making, Experimental Methods
Andrew Engelhardt
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesday and Thursdays 10 - 11 am
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331 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior
Rachael Firestone
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics,
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315 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior and Political Psychology
John G. Geer
Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Poll
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Preferably by appointment. Contact 615-322-2851 to make an appointment. Limited drop in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-4:30 pm.
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615-936-6366
301 Kirkland 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
Associate Chair
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: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1‐3:30pm and by appointment.
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation
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
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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)

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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
Whitney Lopez-Hardin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, American Politics
Email Specializations: Public Opinion and Migration
David Maraniss
Visiting Distinguished Professor
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James Martherus
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
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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
Professor
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm and by appointment
Email
615-322-6232
367 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
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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
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senior Lecturer
Director of Pre-Law Advising
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and by appointment. 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
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: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
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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
Marc Trussler
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm
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331 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Communication; Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Electoral Studies; Systems of Representation
Sheahan G. Virgin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm, or by appointment
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301D Commons Center
Specializations: Electoral Rules and Reform; Campaigns and Voting Behavior; Electoral College
Alan Wiseman
Chair
Professor
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm, or 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