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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: Fall 2021: Mondays 3:00pm - 5:00pm or by appointment
Email
615-322-6227
337 Commons Center
Specializations: Public opinion; Campaigns and elections; Representation; Public policy
Amanda B. Clayton
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednedays 10:00am - 12:00pm; sign up at https://calendly.com/amanda-clayton/office-hours Wednedays 10:00a
Email
Website
615-875-7934
327 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   Executive Board Member, Data Science Institute
Email
Website
615-936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Public opinion; Statistics
John Dearborn
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays 1:00pm - 3:00pm or by appointment
Email
Website
356 Commons Center
Specializations: Presidency and Executive Branch, Congress, American Political Development, American Political Thought, Archival Methods
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
Email
Website
615-936-6366
404 Buttrick Hall
Specializations: Public Opinion; Campaigns and Elections; Mass Media
Spencer Hall
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Email
David E. Lewis
Professor
Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor
Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Peabody College of Education
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays and Fridays 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Email
Website
615-322-6228
333 Commons Center
Specializations: Presidency; Public Administration; Bureaucracy
James Martherus
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2019: Tuesdays 10:00m - 12:00pm
Email
301D Commons Center
Specializations: Public Opinion; Political Psychology
Mellissa Meisels
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Email
Website
301 Commons Center
Specializations: Congress, Campaigns & Elections, Campaign finance
Kristin Michelitch
Assistant Professor
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
Leah Rosenstiel
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Email
Website
342 Commons Center
Specializations: Congress, American Political Institutions, Public Policy
Michael Shepherd
Graduate Student
Fields of study: American Politics, Political Methodology
Office Hours: Fall 2020: By appointment via Zoom
Email
Website
301D Commons Center
Specializations: American Political Institutions; Campaigns and Elections; Representation; Public Policy
Sharece Thrower
Associate Professor
Email
Website
615-322-8024
329 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Institutions; The Presidency and Executive Branch; Separation of Powers; Inter-Branch Policymaking
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment
Email
615-322-5016
344 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Politics, Political Behavior and Public Opinion, Latin American Politics, Survey Methodology, Research Design