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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: Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Email
Website
615-322-6231
358 Commons Center
Specializations: Human Rights; Global Justice; Feminism; Environment; Methodology
Allison Anoll
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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: 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
Brett V. Benson
Associate Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Email
615-343-2491
341 Commons Center
Specializations: Memory, identity, justice; History of political philosophy
Katherine Blue Carroll
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Director of Public Policy Studies
Office Hours: Mondays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment
Email
615-322-6789
360 Commons Center
Specializations: Middle East Politics; Terrorism; U.S. military
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
Suzanne Globetti
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
615-343-2434
357 Commons Center
Specializations: Political behavior
Marc J. Hetherington
Professor
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Email
615-322-6240
332 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior
Jonathan Hiskey
Associate Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 p.m.
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: Wednesdays 1:30 ‐ 3:00 p.m., by appointment, or by dropping in.
Email
615-322-4946
343 Commons Center
Specializations: Political psychology; Public opinion; Participation; Political methodology
Brenton Kenkel
Assistant Professor
Email
Website
615-322-6222
324 Commons Center
Specializations: International Relations Theory, War and Conflict, Formal Modeling, Statistics
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
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
Littlejohn Faculty Fellow
Email
Website
615-322-1562
326 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Economy of Development, Political Behavior, Experimental Methods, Public Policy, African Politics
Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Education (by courtesy)
Faculty Fellow, Latin American Public Opinion Project
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
Website
615-936-9795
338 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Behavior; Political Psychology; Political Economy of Development; Public Policy
Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Professor
Professor of Public Policy and Education
Email
615-322-6232
367 Commons Center
Specializations: Legislative politics: Congressional process and behavior; Congressional elections
Efrén O. Pérez
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Co-Director, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab

Email
Website
615-343-7032
345 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
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 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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
Peter Schram
Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Email
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: Thursdays 2:00-4:00 p.m
Email
Website
615-936-7983
354 Commons Center
Specializations: Political Parties; Political Behavior; Ethnic Politics; South Asia
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
Keith Weghorst
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Email
Website
615-875-8150
351 Commons Center
Specializations: Democratization; Political Parties; Legislative Candidacy; African Politics; Survey Methodology
Alan Wiseman
Professor
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Professor of Law (by courtesy)
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 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)
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