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Political Science: Faculty and Staff


Daniel E. Cullen. 1988. M.A., Dalhousie University; Ph.D., Boston College. (History of political philosophy; American political thought; contemporary political theory.)
Michael Nelson. 1991. Fulmer Professor of Political Science. B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A. and Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University. (American Presidency; Southern Politics; American politics.)
Marcus D. Pohlmann. 1986. B.A., Cornell College; M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D., Columbia University. (American politics; legal studies; education policy, black political thought.)

Associate Professors

Amy E. Jasperson. 2012. Chair. B.A. Wellesley College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (American politics; political communication; political psychology; political campaigns.)
Stephen H. Wirls. 1994. B.A., Kenyon College; M.A. and Ph. D., Cornell University. (American politics; Congress; American political thought; modern political philosophy.)

Assistant Professors

Keith C. Gibson. 2014. B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Urban politics, political participation and political behavior, research methodology and public policy)
Renee J. Johnson. 2013. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A. and Ph.D., Stony Brook University. (Political economy/public policy; methodology; American Politics.)

Post Doctoral Fellow in Political Science

Erin A. Dolgoy. 2013. M.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University. (Political theory, science and technology studies, American politics.)

Director of Mock Trial

Anna R. Smith. 2012. B.A., Rhodes College; J.D. Duke University. (Legal studies; internships.)


Jacqueline Baker. 2010. Departmental Assistant.