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Faculty

John R. Alford - Associate Professor. Ph.D. (1981) University of Iowa. Major areas of research include American politics, particularly elections, and the biological and evolutionary basis of political behavior.

John S. Ambler - Emeritus Professor. Ph.D. (1964) University of California at Berkeley. Major research interests include the politics of education in Europe, and particularly in France. 

Earl Black - Herbert S. Autrey Emeritus Professor. Ph.D. (1968) Harvard University. Major areas of research and teaching are southern politics and American politics.

Paul Brace - Clarence L. Carter Professor, Political Science. Ph.D. (1982) Michigan State University. Major areas of research include state and intergovernmental politics, judicial decision making, and the presidency.

Royce Carroll - Associate Professor. Ph.D. (2007) University of California at San Diego. Major areas of research include comparative legislative politics, political parties, and coalition politics.

Gilbert M. Cuthbertson - Professor. Ph.D. (1963) Harvard University. Current research is on Texas politics and Texas political history.

Justin Esarey - Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (2008) Florida State University. Major areas of research include political methodology, American politics and public policy.
 
  
Songying Fang - Assistant Professor. Ph.D. (2006) University of Rochester. Major areas of research include international relations, applied game theory and quantitative methods. 

Keith E. Hamm - Edwards Professor. Ph.D. (1977) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Current research focuses on American political institutions, the politics of state legislatures, and the impact of campaign finance laws.  

William P. Hobby - Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs.

Mark P. Jones - Joseph D. Jamail Professor. Ph.D. (1994) University of Michigan. Major areas of research include comparative politics, electoral systems, Latin American politics, legislatures, and public opinion.

David W. Leebron - Professor of Political Science and President of Rice University. J.D. (1979) Harvard Law School.

Brett Ashley Leeds - Professor. Ph.D. (1998) Emory University. Major areas of research include international conflict and cooperation, international institutions, and the influence of domestic politics on international relations.

Melissa J. Marschall Professor. Ph.D. (1998) State University of New York at Stony Brook. Major areas of research include public policy, particularly education politics and reform; political behavior, with an emphasis on minority participation and the effects of social and institutional context; and urban politics.

Lanny W. Martin - Associate Professor. Ph.D. (2000) University of Rochester. Major areas of research include comparative politics, legislative institutions, and political methodology.

T. Clifton Morgan - Albert Thomas Professor. Ph.D. (1986) University of Texas at Austin. Current research interests include the application of formal models to the study of bargaining in international crises and quantitative analyses of the causes of war.

Lyn Ragsdale - Radoslav A. Tsanoff Chair of Public Affairs and Professor of Political Science, Dean of the School of Social Sciences. Ph.D. (1982) University of Wisconsin at Madison. Major areas of research include American politics, the Presidency, and electoral behavior.

Jerrold G. Rusk - Professor. Ph.D. (1968) University of Michigan. Major areas of research include American elections, political behavior, and electoral reform.

Leslie Schwindt-Bayer - Associate Professor. Ph.D. (2003) University of Arizona. Major areas of research include comparative political institutions, legislatures and representation, gender and politics, and Latin America

Robert M. Stein - Lena Gohlman Fox Professor. Ph.D. (1977) University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Major areas of research include state and urban politics, public policy, elections, and voting behavior.

Randolph T. Stevenson - Professor. Ph.D. (1996) University of Rochester. Major areas of research include comparative democratic institutions, party competition and organization, comparative political economy, and political methodology.

Richard J. Stoll -  Albert Thomas Professor. Ph.D. (1979) University of Michigan. Current research interests include the quantitative study of international conflict and American defense policy.

Fred R. von der Mehden - Emeritus Professor. Ph.D. (1957) University of California at Berkeley. Major research interests include the politics of Southeast Asia and Islam.

Rick K. Wilson- Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and Professor of Statistics and Psychology. Ph.D. (1982) Indiana University. Major areas of research include the historical evolution of Congressional institutions and experimental studies of strategic behavior.