People

Department Leadership

Robert Stoker

Robert Stoker

Associate Chair
Professional Advisor (Public Policy)

Professor of Political Science

 

Ingrid Creppell

Ingrid Creppell

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Yonatan Lupu

Yonatan Lupu

Director of Graduate Placement
Associate Professor of Political Science

 

 

Sarah Binder

Professional Advisor (Political Science)
Professor of Political Science

Susan Wiley

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science

Mila Temnyalova

Assistant Advisor of Undergraduate Studies
Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 


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    Faculty Directory

    Elisabeth Anker

    Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science

    Elisabeth Anker is Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at the George Washington University, and Director of the Film Studies program.

    (202) 994-7489
    2108 G Street 203B
    Celeste Arrington

    Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    South Korea, Japan, North Korea, state-society relations, law and society, media and politics, Northeast Asian security

    (202) 994-6601
    Steven J. Balla

    Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs; Co-Director, George Washington Regulatory Studies Center

    U.S. Politics; Executive and Legislative Branch; Interest Groups; State Politics; Technology; Public Policy; Quantitative Empirical Methods; Chinese Politics

    (202) 994-4811
    Monroe Hall 475
    Michael N. Barnett

    University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science

    Middle East; humanitarianism; international affairs; international organizations

    (202) 994-9301
    1957 E St. 605A
    Brandon Bartels

    Professor of Political Science

    American politics, judicial politics, and political methodology

    (202) 994-8403
    Nicole Bartels

    Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science

    American politics with a concentration on race, gender, ethnicity, and the legislative branch

    202-994-1975
    Monroe Hall 424
    Robert Betz

    Professorial Lecturer of Political Science; Visiting Faculty (AY22-23)

      

    Sarah A. Binder

    Professor of Political Science

    Congress, American political development, political parties

    (202) 994-2167
    Monroe Hall 467
    Deborah Boucoyannis

    Deborah Boucoyannis specializes in comparative politics, especially the theoretical and historical origins of liberalism and the state.

    Alasdair Bowie

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Comparative political economy, development, Southeast Asia

    (202) 994-7370
    Michael E. Brown

    Professor of International Affairs and Political Science

    International security, conflict and conflict resolution, U.S. foreign and defense policy

    (202) 994-1807
    Nathan J. Brown

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Government and politics of the Middle East, democratization and constitutionalism, rule of law in the Arab world

    (202) 994-2123
    Monroe Hall 469
    Jillian Burns

    Jillian Burns is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Janice Butler

    Janice Butler is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Richard Chasdi

    Richard Chasdi is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Colin Cleary

    Colin Cleary is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Alicia Cooperman

    Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Local and global challenges in water politics and policy, political economy of development, civil society and accountability, climate change

    Monroe Hall 412
    Ingrid Creppell

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Identity, ideas of enmity and conflict, origins of toleration and liberalism, early modern and modern political thought

    (202) 994-4106
    Mark Croatti

    Mark Croatti is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Adam Dean

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    International Trade, Labor Politics, American Political Development

    Christopher J. Deering

    Professor of Political Science

    American political system, Congress

    (202) 994-6564
    Qing Deng

    Visiting Professor of International Politics

     

    Monroe Hall 273
    Bruce J. Dickson

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Chinese domestic politics, East Asian politics, political change and democratization, general comparative politics, U.S.-China relations

    (202) 994-4186
    Jeffrey Ding

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Technology and the rise and fall of great powers, political economy of innovation, China's scientific & tech capabilities, tech and international security

    Monroe Hall 408
    Alexander B. Downes

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    International security, civilian victimization and civilian casualties in war, foreign-imposed regime change

    (202) 734-0026
    Maurice East

      

    (202) 994-7161
    1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501 Washington, DC
    Daniel Ericson

    Daniel Ericson is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Harvey B. Feigenbaum

    Professor of Political Science

    Political economy of Western Europe, political economy of France

    (202) 994-9356
    Martha Finnemore

    University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    International organizations, organization theory, and ethics in international affairs

    (202) 994-6290
    Omar García-Ponce

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Political economy of development; political violence; organized crime; political behavior; Latin American politics

    (202) 994-7591
    Mohammad Ghaedi

    Mohammad Ghaedi is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Charles L. Glaser

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    The international system, state behavior, U.S. nuclear strategy and missile defense policy

    (202) 994-8193
    Michael Goff

    Michael Goff is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Samuel Goldman

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    Political theory, religion and politics, political theology, and conservative political thought

    Monroe Hall 476
    Joseph Grant

    Joseph Grant is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Kimberly Gross

    Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

      Kimberly Gross' work on media framing and public opinion has appeared in the Journal of Communication, American Journal of Political Science and more.

    (202) 994-0387
    Eric Grynaviski

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    International organization, social theories of international politics, international security, cold war, arms control, and international ethics

    (202) 994-1119
    Henry E. Hale

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Ethnic politics, federalism, democratization, political parties, politics of Eurasia (esp. Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia)

    (202) 994-4810
    Michael Hankinson

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

     American politics, political behavior, public opinion, state and local politics, public policy, inequality

    Danny Hayes

    Professor of Political Science

    American politics, political behavior, media and politics

    202-994-4344
    Monroe Hall 466
    Samuel Henkin

    Samuel Henkin is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Nicholas Heras

    Nicholas Heras is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Heidi Hiebert

    Heidi Hiebert is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Matthew Hindman

    Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

     

    (202) 994-5158
    Faysal Itani

    Faysal Itani is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Nathan Jensen

    Associate Professor of International Business

      Nathan Jenson's research areas include international financial markets, multinational corporations and development, the politics of oil and natural resources.

    Alvin Kaltman

    Alvin Kaltman is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Stephen B. Kaplan

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Political economy of global markets and development, Latin American politics

    (202) 994-6680
    Monroe Hall 470
    Joyce Karam

    Joyce Karam is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Young C. Kim

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

     

    Joe Kochanek

    Visiting Faculty (AY22-23)

      

    Eric Kramon

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Political economy of development in Africa; vote buying, clientelism, and violence during elections; political/institutional determinants of public welfare

    202-994-7636
    Monroe Hall 472
    David Lai

    David Lai is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Marlene Laruelle

    Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Director, Illiberalism Studies Program; Director, Central Asia Program; Co-Director, PONARS-Eurasia; Research Professor of International Affairs

    Marlene Laruelle works on the rise of populist and illiberal movements in post-Soviet Eurasia, Europe and the US.

    Elliott School of International Affairs , 1957 E Street, NW Suite 412 Washington DC 20052
    Eric D. Lawrence

    Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

    Congress, public policy, methodology

    (202) 994-4826
    Hugh L. LeBlanc

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Affairs

     Hugh L. LeBlanc's areas of expertise include Political Parties and Elections

    James H. Lebovic

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    International relations, national and international security, and methodology

    (202) 994-7495
    Janet I. Lewis

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Political violence; ethnic conflict; state formation; Africa

    (202) 994-9764
    Monroe Hall 419
    Steven Livingston

    Associate Professor of Political Communication and International Affairs

     Steven Livingston is the Founding Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP) and Professor of Media and Public Affairs.

    (202) 994-5888
    MPA 416
    John M. Logsdon

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

    John M. Logsdon's area of expertise is space policy and history

    Yonatan Lupu

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    International law and institutions, international conflict, human rights, courts, networks

    (202) 994-2125
    Marc Lynch

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements, constructivism in international relations, public diplomacy

    (202) 994-5291
    Iris Malone

    Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    International security, terrorism, insurgency, civil war

    202-994-0992
    Monroe Hall 404
    Forrest Maltzman

    Professor of Political Science

    Judicial politics, Congress, American national government

    (202) 994-6510
    Cynthia McClintock

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Latin American politics, U.S. policy towards Latin America

    (202) 994-6589
    Dennis McGrath

    Dennis McGrath is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Michael Miller

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    Democratization and the causes and consequences of autocratic elections, formal and quantitative methodology, and political economy

    (202) 994-7582
    Monroe Hall 415
    Melissa Milne

    Melissa Milne is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Mike Mochizuki

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Japanese politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Japan relations, East Asian security

    (202) 994-7074
    1957 E St. 501
    John A. Morgan

    John A. Morgan's area of expertise is constitutional law in the United States.

    Kimberly J. Morgan

    Professor of Political Science Director, European and Eurasian Studies Program

    Comparative politics, European politics

    (202) 994-2809
    Harris Mylonas

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Processes of nation- and state-building, the politicization of cultural differences, immigrant and refugee integration policies, and institutional change

    Monroe Hall 403
    Henry R. Nau

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

    Henry R. Nau's areas of expertise include U.S. foreign policy, international politics, U.S. foreign economic policy, and international political economy.

    202-994-3167
    1957 E St. NW, 501F
    Lawrence Olson

    Lawrence Olson is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Jonathan Pinckney

    Jonathan Pinckney is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Ethan Porter

    Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs and of Political Science

    American politics, political behavior, political communication

    202-994-0649
    MPA 424
    Logan Puck

    Visiting Faculty (AY22-23)

       

    Lucia M. Rafanelli

    Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Political theory; contemporary political theory; theories of human rights and global justice; collective agency and collective personhood

    (202) 994-2520
    Kourosh Rahimkhani

    Kourosh Rahimkhani is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Peter Reddaway

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

     

    Bernard Reich

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

     Professor Reich is a former Chair of the department. He is a well-known expert on the politics of the Middle East, with a special emphasis on Israel.

    Elizabeth Rigby

    Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration

     

    (202) 994-6196
    MPA 601C
    Burton M. Sapin

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

    Burton Sapin's is an expert in U.S. foreign policy

    Susan K. Sell

    Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs

    Susan K. Sell's area of expertise includes the politics of intellectual property, trade, investment and private power.

    David Shambaugh

    Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science, & International Affairs

    China's domestic politics; China's foreign relations; China's military and security; and international relations of Asia

    (202) 994-5887
    Jasmine Smith

    Jasmine Smith's areas of expertise include behavior and identities, and race and ethnic politics.

    Monroe Hall 440
    Michael J. Sodaro

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

     

    (202) 994-7412
    1957 E St. 412
    Vincent Stine

    Vincent Stine is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Galen Stocking

    Galen Stocking is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Michael Stoil

    Michael Stoil is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Robert P. Stoker

    Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Public Administration

    Public policy analysis, social policy

    (202) 994-5831
    Clarence Stone

    Research Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

    Clarence Stone (Ph.D., Duke University, 1963) is Research Professor of Political Science and Public Policy.

    (202) 994-8871
    David Szakonyi

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Political economy; business-government relations; post-Soviet politics; corruption; authoritarianism; clientelism

    (202) 994-9231
    Emmanuel J. Teitelbaum

    Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Comparative politics, South Asian politics, political economy of development, political economy of labor

    (202) 994-9125
    Andrew Ifedapo Thompson

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    American politics, political psychology, public opinion, race and politics, experimental methods

    (202) 994-1559
    David Throup

    David Throup is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Christopher Utter

    Christopher Utter is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Paul J. Wahlbeck

    Professor of Political Science and Dean of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

    Judicial politics, constitutional law, methodology

    (202) 994-6130
    Julian G. Waller

    Julian G. Waller holds a Ph.D in Political Science with research focuses on comparative authoritarian institutions, the dynamics of modern illiberalism.

    Julian Wamble

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    American Politics, race and politics, political psychology, political behavior, voting behavior, experimental and survey methods

    Monroe Hall 468
    Christopher Warshaw

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    American politics, representation, public opinion, state and local politics, environmental politics and policy, and statistical methodology

    202-994-9233
    Monroe Hall 471
    Scott Weiner

    Scott Weiner is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Diana White

    Diana White is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Susan L. Wiley

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    American political behavior and domestic public policy

    (202) 994-8244
    Liza Williams

    Liza Williams is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    Phillip Wininger

    Phillip Wininger is a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Department of Political Science.

    William Winstead

    Assistant Professor of Political Science and Honors

      

    (202) 994-3764
    Sharon L. Wolchik

    Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

    Central and East European politics and policy making, comparative politics of Central/Eastern Europe

    (202) 994-7524
    1957 E St. 412
    Harold L Wolman

    Professor Emeritus of Political Science

    Professor Wolman's teaching and research interests include issues of urban politics and policy.

    (202) 994-5713
    Garry Young

    Associate Research Professor of Political Science

     Garry Young's research covers a range of areas with emphasis on legislative institutions and public policy.

     


    Doctoral Students

    Graduate Caucus Contact: email [email protected]

    American Politics

    Jacob Ausubel
    American Elections, Public Opinion, Religion

    Christopher (Luke) Basham
    Congress; Political Institutions; Elections and Voter Behavior

    Sara Bornstein
    Local politics, political psychology, survey research

    Annika Davies
    Political Institutions, Legislative Politics, Interest Groups

    Jared Heern
    American Political Institutions

    Aaron Meek
    Judicial Politics, Political Institutions, Legal Development

    Dickson Su
    Local Politics, Public Opinion, Political Decision-making and Behavior

    Kerry Synan
    Judicial Politics, Political Institutions

    Yat To Yeung
    Political representation, political behavior, Asian American politics

    Dan Ziebarth
    Representation, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Local/Regional Governance

     

    Comparative Politics

     

    Sultan Alamer
    Nationalism, State-formation, Political Violence

    Samer Anabtawi
    The Middle East; international political economy; the impact of various economic and development policies on the trajectories of nationalist movements

    Mark Berlin
    Middle East politics, political violence, Islamist movements

    Josiah Augustine
    Constitutional design, including specifically electoral formulas, district shape magnitude, strength of legislature and bicameralism, and minority recognition status

    Joe Cerrone
    Migration; Nationalism; Ethnic Politics

    Samuel Frantz
    Comparative political economy

    Sean Givnish
    LGBT politics, African politics, Social movements, NGOs

    Stas Gorelik
    Elections in authoritarian regimes, Russian and post-Soviet politics

    Akbota Karibayeva
    Authoritarianism, Identity, Elite Politics, Eurasia

    Adam Lenton
    Nationalism and Ethnicity, Political Integration, Former Soviet Union, EU, Political Theory

    Elizabeth Meehan
    Transparency; Political Economy; Public Policy

    Rosalie Rubio
    Terrorism, counterterrorism, immigration

    Caleb H. Schmotter
    Identity, Ethnicity, Public Policy

    Emily Schraudenbach
    Public provisioning for excluded minorities in post-colonial democracies, interpretivism, and interviews.

    Anum Syed
    Ethnic and Identity Politics, Social Movements, South Asian Politics

    Daniel Trombly
    Political violence, contentious politics

    Raushan Zhandayeva
    Political economy, Development, Inequality, Identity

    Marko Zilovic
    Party Politics, Political Regimes, Ethnic Politics

     

    International Relations

    Eleanor Albert
    Chinese foreign policy, global governance and international organizations, security in East Asia, U.S.-China relations

    Amoz Hor
    Racialization, Emotions, IR Theory

    Garrett Johnson
    Global Governance, Politics of Development, Indigenous Politics

    Gabriel C. Kelly
    International Development, Alliances, Authoritarianism, Democratization

    Alexander Kirss
    International Political Economy, Security Studies, Geopolitical Risk

    Jittip Mongkolnchaiarunya
    International security, cybersecurity, international norms

    Giacomo H. Mattei
    Migration and Security

    Shahryar Pasandideh
    Security; Military Technology; Security Dynamics in Asia

    Alex Vandermaas-Peeler
    Conflict, Gender, and Human Rights

    Stephen Rangazas
    International security, Violence during civil wars

    Kerin Shilla
    International Law, Human Rights, Compliance, Institutions

    Sverrir Steinsson
    International Security, Institutions, Digital Platforms

    Hannah Elyse Sworn
    International Political Economy, Regulation and Governance, Intellectual Property, US-China Relations

    Mila Temnyalova
    European integration and disintegration, construction of national identity and collective memory

    Alexander L. Wright
    International Security, Interstate War