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Government is one of the largest academic departments at William & Mary. All of our faculty members have Ph.D. degrees from leading universities and specialties in all the major subfields of political science. Every faculty member teaches introductory and required courses, as well as more specialized courses about particular aspects of the political world.

Deeply engaged in research, our faculty offers meaningful research opportunities to students through classes, independent study opportunities, and as collaborators and assistants on major projects. In the Government Department, teaching and research are fully integrated.

Government faculty also teach graduate-level courses as part of the Public Policy program.

Blouet, Brian
Huby Professor of Geography & International Education
Office: Chancellors 245, 757-221-3041
Links: [[bwblou, Email]]
Office Hours: 3063 in School of Education Building. [[bwblou, Email]] for appointment.
Research Interests: Political Geography

Cheng, T. J.
Class of 1935 Professor
Office: Chancellors 235, 757-221-3032
Links: [[tjchen, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday from 5:00 pm–6:00 pm and Wednesday from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm. Location TBD
Research Interests: International Relations (Political Economy), Comparative Politics (East Asia)

Clay Clemens

Clemens, Clay
Chancellor Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 365, 757-221-3027
Links: [[cmclem, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/cmclem, Webpage }}
Office Hours: Tuesday from 11: 00 am–12:00 pm and Wednesday from 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Europe/Germany

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Devins, Neal
Sandra Day O'Connor Professor of Law and Professor of Government
Office: Law School Room 254C, 757-221-3845
Links: [[nedevi, Email]]
Research Interests: Civil Rights Law & Constitutional Law

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Doherty, Dan
Visiting Instructor
Office: Chancellors 362
Links: [[djdoherty, Email]]
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10:30–12:15 by appointment or Zoom

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Evans, C. Lawrence
Newton Family Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 236, 757-221-3030
Links: [[clevan, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/clevan, Webpage}}
Office Hours: [[clevan, Email]] to make an appointment.
Research Interests: Congress/Legislative Behavior

Professor John Gilmour

Gilmour, John
Professor of Government & Public Policy
Office: Chancellors 241, 757-221-3085
Links: [[jbgilm, Email]]
Office Hours: [[jbgilm, Email]] to make an appointment.
Research Interests: American Politics

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Grewal, Sharan
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 237, 757-221-1816
Links: [[ssgrewal, Email]] and {{https://sharangrewal.com/, Webpage }}
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30–5:00 pm [[ssgrewal, Email for Zoom link]]
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization, Revolutions, Religion

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Hanson, Stephen
Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Lettie Pate Evans Professor of Government
Office: Blow Hall 210, 757-221-1198
Links: [[sehanson, Email]]
Research Interests: Post-Communist Politics & Comparative Politics

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Harish, S.P.
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 357, 757-221-3028
Links: [[spharish, Email]] and {{https://harishsp01.github.io, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, South & Southeast Asia

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Hart, Sophia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 362, 757-221-7553
Links: [[schart, Email]]
Office Hours: [[schart, Email]] to make an appointment.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Asia)

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Henderson, Lenneal
Visiting Instructor
Office: Chancellors 362
Email: [[ljhend, Email]]
Office Hours: [[ljhend, Email]] to make an appointment.

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Holmes, Marcus
Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 367, 757-221-2575
Links: [[mholmes, Email]] and {{http://www.marcusholmes.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By Appointment only, [[mcholmes, Email]] to book
Research Interests: International Security/Diplomacy and Political Psychology

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Howard, Chris
Harriman Professor of Government & Public Policy
Office: Chancellors 363, 757-221-3026
Links: [[cdhowa, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday & Friday 2:00–3:30 pm or by appointment
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy/Social Policy

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Israel-Trummel, Mackenzie
Assistant Professor
On Leave: Fall 2021
Office: Chancellors 338, 757-221-3479
Links: [[mit, Email]] and {{http://www.israeltrummel.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By appointment only
Research Interests: American Political Behavior, Politics of Identity and the Carceral State

Kaplow, Jeff
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 348, 757-221-7878
Links: [[jkaplow, Email]] and {{http://www.jkaplow.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Via Zoom [[jkaplow, email]] to Book
Research Interests: International Security, Conflict, Nuclear Proliferation

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Kassem, Lina
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations
Office: Chancellors 368
Links: [[lmkassem, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday from 10:00 am–11:00 am and Wednesday from 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Research Interests: Gender and Law, Islamic Feminism, Human Rights, and Middle East Politics

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Kumar, Tanu
Faculty Affiliate
Office: Chancellors 362
Email : [[tkumar, Email]]
Webpage: {{https://tanukumar.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday 4:00 pm–5:00 pm and by appointment via {{https://cwm.zoom.us/j/93005391241, Zoom}}

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Lombardini, John
Weingartner Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 255, 757-221-2082
Links: [[jlombardini, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jlombardini, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday from 2:00–3:00 pm & Friday from 9:00–10:00 am
Research Interests: Political Theory, Ancient Greek Political Thought,  Laughter & Politics, Democratic Theory

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Maliniak, Dan
Associate Professor
On Leave: 2021–2022
Office: Chancellors 347, 757-221-2266
Links: [[dxmali, Email]]
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: International Relations/Political Economy, Environment

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Manna, Paul
Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor, Director of Public Policy
Office: Chancellors 412, 757-221-3024
Links: [[pmanna,Email]] and {{http://pmanna.people.wm.edu/,Webpage}}
Office Hours: By appointment only. [[pmanna, Email]] to schedule.
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy, K-12 Education, Applied Research Methods

Mark Matthews

Matthews, Mark
Adjunct Lecturer
Office: Chancellors 430
Links: [[mtmatthews, Email]]
Office Hours: Schedule an appointment Monday–Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm through [[mtmatthews, email]].

McGlennon, John
Professor
Office: Chancellors 366, 757-221-3034
Links: [[jjmcgl, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jjmcgl, Webpage}}
Office Hours : Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am–11:50 am and Friday 2:00 pm–2:50 pm and by appointment
Research Interests: American Politics (State and Local Government)

Claire McKinney

McKinney, Claire
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 320, 757-221-2041
Links: [[cmckinney, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday from 2:00 pm–4:00 pm and by appointmet
Research Interests: Political Theory, Gender & Politics

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Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 234, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rdmull, Webpage}}
Office Hours: [[rdmull, Email]] to book an appointment.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics/South Asia

Nemacheck, Christine
Class of 2024 Associate Professor of Government
On Leave: 2021–2022
Office: Chancellors 346, 757-221-3133
Email: [[clnema, Email]]
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: American Politics, Judicial Politics

Amy Oakes

Oakes, Amy
University Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence and Director, International Relations Program
Office: Chancellors 354, 757-221-3025
Links: [[acoake, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/acoake/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 11:15 am–12:45 pm and by appointment via {{https://cwm.zoom.us/j/96291975710, Zoom}}
Research Interests: International Relations

Peterson, Sue
Department Chair, Reves Professor of Government and International Relations
Office: Chancellors 318A, 757-221-3036
Links: [[smpete, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/smpete/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30–1:30 and Thursday 12:30–1:30
Research Interests: International Relations; International Security; Comparative Foreign Policy; Global Health

Pickering, Paula
Richard S. Perles Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 343, 757-221-3038
Links: [[pmpick, Email]] and {{http://pmpick.people.wm.edu, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday from 11:00 am–12:00 pm, Thursday from 9:00 am–11:00 am, and by appointment

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Poliquin, Etienne
Visiting Instructor
Office: Chancellors 417, 757-221-7683
Links: [[epoliquin, Email]]
Office Hours: Wednesday from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm, Friday from 10:00 am–11:30 am, and by appointment
Research Interests: International Relations, International Law, Global Governance

Roessler, Philip
Associate Chair, Margaret Hamilton Associate Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 334, 757-221-3045
Links: [[proessler, Email]] and {{http://philiproessler.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Friday from 2:00 pm–3:30 pm. Sign up via {{https://calendly.com/proessler/office-hours, Calendly}}.
Research Interests: African Politics; Digital Technology; Conflict; Long-run Development

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Sasser, Jackson
Lecturer of Government
Office: Chancellors 345, 757-221-3832
Links: [[jnsass, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00 pm–2:00 pm. [[jnsass, Email]] to make an appointment on Zoom. Thursday 2:00 pm–4:00 pm for drop-by office hours in Chancellors 345. Also by appointment.

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Settle, Jaime
Wakefield Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 361 (757) 221-2279
Links: [[jsettle, Email]] and {{http://jsettle.people.wm.edu/index.html, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

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Shen-Bayh, Fiona
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 238, 757-221-1399
Links: [[fshenbayh, Email]] and {{https://www.fionashenbayh.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By Appointment

Smith, Dennis Alcides Velazco

Smith, Dennis Alcides Velazco
Lecturer of Government
Office: Chancellors 358
Office Phone: 757-221-5086
Email: [[dasmi2, Email]]
Office Hours: By appointment only. Monday from 7:00–7:50 am & Wednesday from 11:00 am–12:00 pm via {{https://cwm.zoom.us/j/2710668622, Zoom}}. Additional hours upon request.

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Sterling, Rebekah
Visiting Instructor
Office: Chancellors 425, 757-221-3087 (VM only Fall 2020)
Email: [[resterling, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesday from 11:00 am–12:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am–11:00 am via Zoom. Email for Zoom link.

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Stiefel, David
Adjunct Lecturer
Links: [[dbstiefel, Email]]
Office Hours: By appointment only.
Research Interests: National security, Agroterrorism, Bio-defense & Security

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Stow, Simon
Marshall Professor of Government and American Studies
Office: Chancellors 352, 757-221-3048
Links: [[sastow, Email]] and {{https://simonstow.pages.wm.edu/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Thursday 9:00 am–11:00 am
Research Interests: Political Theory; Race; American Politics; Public Mourning; Politics and Literature

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Tierney, Michael
George & Mary Hylton Professor of International Relations; Director Global Research Institute (GRI)
On Leave: 2021–2022
Office: GRI office: 427 Scotland Street, 757-221-3039
Links: [[mjtier, Email]] and {{https://mjtierney.weebly.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests: International Relations, International Organization, Development Policy, and Institutional Theory

van der Veen, Maurits
Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 355, 757-221-3029
Links: [[amvanderveen, Email]] and {{http://www.maurits.net/index.html, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By appointment only. Outside or via Zoom.

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Zvobgo, Kelebogile
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 230
Links: [[kzvobgo, Email]] and {{https://www.zvobgo.com, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Schedule at {{https://calendly.com/wm-profzvobgo, Calendly}}
Research Interests: Human rights, transitional justice, international law and courts