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American Politics Faculty

Allison Anoll
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:o0 pm.
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: Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm 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
Email
Website
615-936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Public opinion; Statistics
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: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 p.m. and by appointment in 105 Kirkland.
Email
Website
615-936-6366
301 Kirkland Hall
Specializations: Public Opinion; Campaigns and Elections; Mass Media
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: Wednesdays 2‐3:30pm, by appointment
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation
David E. Lewis

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

Email
Website
615-322-6228
333 Commons Center
Specializations: Presidency; Public Administration; Bureaucracy
Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Professor
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Email
615-322-6232
367 Commons Center
Specializations: Legislative politics: Congressional process and behavior; Congressional elections
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 11:00 am – 1:00 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
Sharece Thrower
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am and Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Email
Website
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: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 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