Faculty Interests

William L. Eubank, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Research Methods, Judicial Process and Constitutional Law, Voting Behavior and Parties, Public Choice.

Stacy Fisher, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor
Areas of interest: Research Methods, Legislative Politics, American Government, Comparative Politics.

Eric B. Herzik, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department
Areas of interest: State and Local Government, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Executive Politics.

Derek Kauneckis, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Areas of interest: Public Policy, Environmental Policy, Property Rights Theory, Institutional Analysis, Research Methods and Comparative Politics.

John Marini, Ph.D., Professor
Areas of interest: Political Philosophy, Organizational Theory, Bureaucratic Politics.

N. 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 Relation 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., Professor
Areas of interest: Political Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Multicultural Politics.

Jessica Terman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
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

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Carina Black, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Areas of interest: Comparative Politics, Public Policy and International Affairs.

Robert Dickens, Ph.D., Director, Governmental Relations, University of Nevada, Reno
Areas of interest: Public Policy, Bureaucratic Politics, Intergovernmental Relations, Public Choice.

Richard Harris, J.D., Adjunct Professor
Areas of interest: Natural Resource and Environmental Law.

John Scire, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Areas of interest: Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, International Conflict Studies and Terrorism.

Sue Wagner, M.A., Adjunct Professor
Areas of interest: Legislative Process, Economic Development and Nevada Gaming.

Sally Zanjani, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Areas of interest: American West and Nevada History.