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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.

Barna, Lindsay

Barna, Lindsay
Adjunct Lecturer
Links: [[lbarna, Email]]
Office Hours : By appointment.

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
Links: [[tjchen, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 pm or [[tjchen, email]] to schedule an appointment. Zoom 7579036527; zoom link will be sent upon making appointment.
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: Tuesdays 11:00 am–12:15 pm in Chancellors 365 Wednesdays 1:00 pm–3:00 pm over {{https://cwm.zoom.us/j/2919872474, Zoom}} and by appointment.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Europe/Germany

Mark Deming

Deming , Mark
Lecturer of Government
Office : Chancellors 432, 757-221-3998
Links: [[jmdeming, Email]]
Office Hours : Mondays 12:00 pm-2:00 pm in Chancellors 432 Wednesdays 12:00 pm-2:00 pm in Swem Library

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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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Evans, C. Lawrence
Newton Family Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 236, 757-221-3030
Links: [[clevan, Email]] and {{https://larryevans.pages.wm.edu, Website}}
Office Hours: On Leave, [[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: Wednesdays 3:00 pm-4:00 pm.
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 and Thursdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm; [[ssgrewal, Email]] to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization, Revolutions, Religion

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Hanson, Stephen
Lettie Pate Evans Professor of Government
Office: On Leave, 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: Mondays 1:30 pm–3:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:30 pm–2:00 pm or by appointment. Please [[spharish, email]] me if you want to meet outside scheduled office hours.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, South & Southeast Asia

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Hart, Sophia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 362, 757-220-7272
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: Wednesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Research Interests: International Security/Diplomacy and Political Psychology

Chris Howard

Howard, Chris
Harriman Professor of Government & Public Policy
Office: Chancellors 363, 757-221-3026
Links: [[cdhowa, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 pm–2:30 pm and Thursdays 1:00 pm–2:30 pm or [[cdhowa, email]] to schedule an appointment.
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy/Social Policy

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Israel-Trummel, Mackenzie
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 338, 757-221-3479
Links: [[mit, Email]] and {{http://www.israeltrummel.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
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: Virtual or outdoors office hours by appointment.
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: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm and by appointment.
Research Interests: Gender and Law, Islamic Feminism, Human Rights, and Middle East Politics

Seonhee Kim

Kim, Seonhee
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors 364, 757-221-4401
Links: [[shkim05, Email]]
Office Hours : Mondays 1:00 pm-2:00 pm and Tuesdays 3:35 pm-4:35 pm or [[shkim05, email]] for appointment.

John Lombardini

Lombardini, John
Associate Chair, Weingartner Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 255, 757-221-2082
Links: [[jlombardini, Email]] and {{https://sites.google.com/d/12eFgiMm472ReZdcbhk-VHSZfjT26qpOb/p/1n59-zTysBDy8ZuV2lgQQaI5_jXO_BvWl/edit, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Research Interests: Political Theory, Ancient Greek Political Thought,  Laughter & Politics, Democratic Theory

Dan Maliniak

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

Paul Manna

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: Mondays 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, and by appointment. [[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 through [[mtmatthews, email]].

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McGlennon, John
Professor
Office: Chancellors 366, 757-221-3034
Links: [[jjmcgl, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jjmcgl, Webpage}}
Office Hours : Mondays 10:00 am-10:50 am; Wednesdays 3:30 pm-4:30 pm and Fridays 2:00 pm-2:50 pm or by appointment.
Research Interests: American Politics (State and Local Government)

Claire McKinney

McKinney, Claire
Assistant Professor
Office: Chancellors Hall 320
Links: [[cmckinney, Email]]
Office Hours: On leave.
Research Interests: Political Theory, Gender & Politics

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Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor
Office: Chancellors 123, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rdmull, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm-2:30 pm.
Research Interests: Comparative Politics/South Asia

Nemacheck, Christine
Class of 2024 Associate Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 346, 757-221-3133
Email: [[clnema, Email]]
Office Hours: Mondays 12:30 pm-1:30 pm in Chancellors 346. Thursdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm via {{https://cwm.zoom.us/my/chris.nemacheck, Zoom}}.
Research Interests: American Politics, Judicial Politics

Amy Oakes

Oakes, Amy
University Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence
Office: Chancellors 354, 757-221-3025
Links: [[acoake, Email]] and {{https://sites.google.com/email.wm.edu/amy-oakes-website/home?authuser=0, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 pm-2:00 pm and by appointment. To schedule a Zoom use {{https://calendly.com/acoake, calendly}}.
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: [[smpete, Email]] to schedule an appointment.
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 {{https://sites.google.com/view/paulampickering/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On leave; by appointment only.

Etienne Poliquin

Poliquin, Etienne
Lecturer of Government and Director of Advising, International Relations Program
Office: Chancellors Hall 417, 221-7683
Links: [[epoliquin, Email]]
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm–5:00 pm and by appointment.
Research Interests: International Relations, International Law, Global Governance

Roessler, Philip
Margaret Hamilton Associate Professor of Government
Office: Chancellors 334, 757-221-3045
Links: [[proessler, Email]] and {{http://philiproessler.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Fridays 1:30 pm-3:00 pm, by appointment via {{https://calendly.com/proessler/office-hours, Calendly}}.
Research Interests: African Politics; Digital Technology; Conflict; Long-run Development

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Sasser, Jackson
Senior Lecturer of Government
Office: Chancellors 345, 757-221-3832
Links: [[jnsass, Email]]
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm by Zoom ([[jnsass, e-mail]] for appointment); Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm in person, "drop by"

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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: Wednesdays from 2:30 pm–4:00 pm, If I'm not there, use {{https://cwm.zoom.us/j/4213053455, Zoom}}

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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
Senior Lecturer of Government
Office: Chancellors 358
Office Phone: 757-221-5086
Email: [[dasmi2, Email]]
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Zoom office hours by appointment

Rebekah Sterling

Sterling, Rebekah
Lecturer of Government
Office: Chancellors 238, 757-221-3087
Email: [[resterling, Email]]
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm-5:00 pm by Zoom; Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am-10:00 am in person. [[resterling, Email]] to schedule an appointment.

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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: Thursdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm
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)
Office: GRI office: 427 Scotland Street, 757-221-3039
Links: [[mjtier, Email]] and {{https://mjtierney.weebly.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Fridays 11:00 am-12:00 pm at 427 Scotland Street.
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: Tuesdays 2:00 pm-3:45 pm.

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Zvobgo, Kelebogile
Assistant Professor
Links: [[kzvobgo, Email]] and {{https://www.zvobgo.com, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays 5:00–6:30 pm, Thursdays 5:00-6:30 pm. Zoom and in-person options available. Select and schedule via {{https://calendly.com/wm-profzvobgo, Calendly}}
Research Interests: Human rights, transitional justice, international law and courts