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Faculty by Teaching Fields

American Government

Kevin Banda: American politics, public opinion, campaigns, elections, political behavior, political communication and state politics

Robert Dickens: American politics, legislative process, Nevada politics and intergovernmental relations

William Eubank: American politics, judicial process, constitutional law, rational choice, research methods, terrorism, political parties, voting and elections

Eric Herzik: American politics, presidency, state and local politics

John Marini: American politics, congress, presidency and policy process

Jennifer Ring: Women and politics, racial and ethnic minorities politics, race and politics

Comparative Politics

Ian M. Hartshorn: Comparative politics, comparative and international politics of labor, religion and politics, transitions and authoritarianism, contentious politics, political science pedagogy

N. Susanne Martin: Comparative politics and international relations; political parties; terrorism and violence

Xiaoyu Pu: Comparative politics, Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy and emerging powers

Todd Smith: Climate change adaptation, African politics

International Relations

Ian M. Hartshorn: Middle East studies, comparative and international politics of labor, international relations, religion and politics, transitions and authoritarianism, contentious politics, political science pedagogy

Robert Ostergard: International relations and security policy, comparative politics (regional focus on Africa), international political economy, civil‐military relations and civil conflict

Xiaoyu Pu: Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy and emerging powers

Political Theory

John Marini: Political philosophy, American political thought and liberal theory

Jennifer Ring: Marxism, contemporary political theory, deconstruction, American political thought

Nicholas Seltzer: Big data analytics and social-political implications of big data, informational networks, agent-based modeling, biopolitics, behavioral political economy, quantitative research methodology, geographic information systems

Public Administration and Policy

Robert Dickens: Public policy, land and water politics and policy

Eric Herzik: Policymaking and administration

Aleksey Kolpakov: Public administration, public human resource management, public policy and public policy analysis

John Marini: Public policy

Todd Smith: Poverty reduction, sustainable development, climate change adaption and food security

Leah Wilds: Public policy, environmental politics, western water policy and global environmental policy

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