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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: Beginning September 4: Tuesdays 2-4, Wednesdays 1pm, and Thursdays 11am
Email
Website
615-322-6231
358 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights; Global Justice; Feminism; Environment; Methodology; Epistemic Justice
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
Brett V. Benson
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Email
Website
615-322-2702
330 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations Theory; Political Economy of Conflict; Formal Methods; East Asian Relations
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
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Associate Director of Public Policy Studies
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. and by appointment
Email
615-322-6789
360 Commons Center
Specializations: Middle East Politics; Terrorism; U.S. military
Amanda B. Clayton
Assistant Professor
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
Email
Website
615-936-7984
334 Commons Center
Specializations: Congressional politics; Campaigns and elections; Public opinion; Statistics
Andrew J. Coe
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Sign up: 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 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
Jonathan Hiskey
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Email
615-322-6236
339 Commons Center
Specializations: Democracy; Local development: Migration; Latin America
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
Brenton Kenkel
Placement Director
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Email
Website
615-322-6222
324 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Conflict, International Relations Theory, Game Theory, Statistics
Jennifer M. Larson
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Email
Website
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Social Networks, Political Economy of Conflict and Cooperation
 Charles H. T. Lesch
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:15 am - 1:15 pm or by appointment
Email
615-343-7032
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Religion and Politics, Jewish Political Thought, Social Theory
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
Noam Lupu
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: By appointment.
Email
Website
615-875-9181
340 Commons Center
Specializations: Representation; Latin American Politics; Political Behavior; Political Parties
Kristin Michelitch
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Email
Website
615-322-1562
326 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Development, Political Behavior, Experimental Methods, Public Policy, African Politics
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
Emily Hencken Ritter
Associate Professor
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm or by appointment
Email
Website
615-936-9795
338 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights, Repression and Protest, International and Civil Conflict, Comparative Courts, International Organizations, Game Theory
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
Peter Schram
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Email
Website
615-875-1723
328 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations; Political Economy; Political Violence; Political Economy of Development; Applied Microeconomics
Mitchell A. Seligson
Centennial Professor
Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor
Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Founder and Senior Advisor, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Email
Website
615-322-6237
366 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative politics/Latin America; political behavior; political economy of development
Bradley C. Smith
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Email
Website
615-875-1759
329 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations Theory, Formal Modeling, Statistics
Tariq Thachil
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Office Hours: By appointment.
Email
Website
615-936-7983
354 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Parties; Political Behavior; Ethnic Politics; South Asia
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
Keith Weghorst
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30 am -1:30 pm
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)
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
Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science
Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 pm
Email
615-322-5016
344 Commons Center
Specializations: Comparative Politics, Political Behavior and Public Opinion, Latin American Politics