William Eubank Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Research Methods, Judicial Process and Constitutional Law, Voting Behavior and Parties, Public Choice.

Stacy (Gordon) Fisher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
Areas of Interest: American Politics, Campaign Financing, Citizen Participation, Interest Groups/Lobbying and Congressional Behavior.

Eric Herzik, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor
Areas of Interest: American Politics, State and Local Politics, Policymaking and Administration.

Derek Kauneckis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Director
Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Institutional Design and Analysis, Environmental Policy, Property Rights Theory, Research Methods, and Comparative Public Policy.

John Marini, Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Political Philosophy, Organizational Theory, Bureaucratic Politics.

Susanne Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics and International Relations, Political Parties, Terrorism and Violence.

Robert Ostergard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: International Relations and Security policy, Comparative Politics (regional focus on Africa), International Political Economy, Civil-Military Relations and Civil Conflict.

Xiaoyu Pu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, Emerging Powers (BRICS), International Security, International Relations Theory

Jennifer Ring, Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Multicultural Politics.

Jessica Terman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Public Management, contracting-out and procurement, state and local government use of contractors in energy policy, the development of administrative rules and other formal public institutions

Bozena Welborne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics: Middle East and North Africa, Democracy and Development, Women and Politics, International Political Economy and International Security.

Leah Wilds, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:  Public Policy, Environmental Politics (global and domestic), Western Land and Water Resources.


Kristen Kabrin

Administraive Assistant

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Carina Black, Ph.D.
  • Paul Chalekian, Ph.D.
  • Richard Harris, J.D.
  • Jonathan Leo, J.D.
  • Randy Lloyd, Ph.D.
  • Robert Peyton, J.D.
  • John Scire, Ph.D.
  • Sally Zanjani, Ph.D.
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Maria Hsia Chang, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Joseph Crowley, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Don Driggs, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Richard Ganzel, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Jim Roberts, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Richard Siegel, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Leonard Weinberg, Ph.D., Emeritus Foundation Professor
  • Allen Wilcox, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor