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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
Amanda B. Clayton
Director of Placement
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and by appointment
Email
Website
875-7934
328 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Political Economy, Political Institutions, Gender and Politics, Experimental Methods, African Politics
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
Spencer Hall
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Email
331 Commons Center
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
James Martherus
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Email
301D Commons Center
Specializations: Public Opinion; Political Psychology
Sebastian A. Meyer
Graduate Student
Fields of study: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
Email
304K Commons Center
Kristin Michelitch
Assistant Professor
Littlejohn Faculty Fellow
Email
Website
615-322-1562
326 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Development, Political Behavior, Experimental Methods, Public Policy, African Politics
Mark D. Richardson

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Email
Website
301D Commons Center
Specializations: Financial Regulation, Regulatory Politics, Public Administration, Presidency and Executive Branch Politics
Michael Shepherd
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Email
301D Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Campaigns and Elections; Representation; Public Policy
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
Sheahan G. Virgin
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Comparative Politics
Email
301D Commons Center
Specializations: Electoral Systems and Reform, Electoral College, Campaigns, Representation
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Faculty Affiliate, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment
Email
615-322-5016
344 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Politics, Latin American and Mexican Politics, Political Behavior