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Regular Faculty

Brooke A. Ackerly
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Human and Organizational Development (by courtesy)
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy)              
Affiliated Faculty, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Email
Website
615-322-6231
366 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights; Global Justice; Feminism; Environment; Methodology; Epistemic Justice
Samar S. Ali
Research Professor of Political Science and Law
Email
350 Commons Center
Specializations: Law and Government; International Legal Studies Program
Allison Anoll
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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: 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
Brett V. Benson
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Email
Website
615-322-2702
330 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations Theory; Political Economy of Conflict; Formal Methods; East Asian Relations
Peter Bils
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Email
Website
354 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy; American Political Institutions; Formal Theory
W. James Booth
Professor
Professor of Philosophy
Email
615-343-2491
341 Commons Center
Specializations: Memory, identity, justice; History of political philosophy
Katherine Blue Carroll
Associate Professor (non-tenure track)
Associate Director of Public Policy Studies
Email
615-322-6789
360 Commons Center
Specializations: Middle East Politics; Terrorism; U.S. military
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
Andrew J. Coe
Assistant Professor
Director of the ROCCA Lab
Office Hours: Fall 2021: By appointment at: https://calendly.com/andrewjcoe/student-meeting
Email
Website
615-343-2434
357 Commons Center
Specializations: Causes and Consequences of War, Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation, Formal Models
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
Daniel Diermeier
Chancellor
University Distinguished Professor of Political Science University Distinguished Professor, Owen Graduate School of Management
Email
Website
615-322-1813
211 Kirkland Hall
Cassy Dorff
Assistant Professor
Faculty Affiliate, Data Science Institute
Email
Website
615-343-0732
Commons 358
Specializations: Political Violence & Conflict; Collective Action; Data Science; Network Analysis
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
Jonathan Hiskey
Professor
Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:00pm and by appointment
Email
615-322-6236
339 Commons Center
Specializations: Democracy; Local development: Migration; Latin America
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)
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm and by appointment
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation
Brenton Kenkel
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Email
Website
615-322-6222
324 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Conflict, International Relations Theory, Game Theory, Statistics
Eunji Kim
Assistant Professor
Email
Website
Commons 353
Specializations: Public Opinion; Political Communication; Political Psychology
Jennifer M. Larson
Associate Chair
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Thursdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Email
Website
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Social Networks, Political Economy of Conflict and Cooperation
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
Noam Lupu
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Email
Website
615-875-9181
340 Commons Center
Specializations: Representation; Latin American Politics; Political Behavior; Political Parties
Jon Meacham
Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency
Eli Merritt
Research Assistant Professor
Email
Website
Specializations: American Revolution; American Politics; Demagogues & Democracy
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
Emily Hencken Ritter
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Email
Website
615-936-9795
338 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights, Repression and Protest, International and Civil Conflict, Comparative Courts, International Organizations, Game Theory
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
Edward Rubin
University Professor
University Professor of Law
Email
615-322-5620
322 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
Email
615-322-5023
359 Commons Center
Specializations: Public Law, Identity Politics, Southern Politics
Peter Schram
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Email
Website
615-875-1723
328 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations; Political Economy; Political Violence; Political Economy of Development; Applied Microeconomics
John Sides
William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair
Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Email
367 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior; Comparative Politics
Bradley C. Smith
Assistant Professor
Email
Website
615-875-1759
329 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations Theory, Formal Modeling, Statistics
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
Guillermo Toral
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:10pm - 6:10pm; sign up at https://calendly.com/guillermo-toral/office-hours
Email
Website
359 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Politics and Political Economy of Development; Governance; Corruption; Bureaucracies; Public Service Delivery
Keith Weghorst
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Email
Website
615-875-8150
351 Commons Center
Specializations: Democratization; Political Parties; Legislative Candidacy; African Politics; Survey Methodology
Alan Wiseman
Chair
Professor
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
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
Erin York
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesdays 2:40pm - 4:40pm
Email
Website
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Authoritarian politics; Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; Political Economy
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
Nicholas S. Zeppos
Chancellor Emeritus
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Political Science University Distinguished Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus Chair
Email
Website
(615) 322-7888
401 Kirkland Hall
Specializations: Civil procedure, administrative law, sports law, higher education, and health care