Faculty Directory

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.

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Arias, Eric
Assistant Professor
Office : Tyler 368, 757-221-7524
Links: [[ebarias, Email]] and {{https://eric-arias.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mon 3:30-4:55PM
Research Interests: International Political Economy, Political Economy of Development

Blouet, Brian
Huby Professor of Geography and International Education
Office: Tyler 245, 757-221-3041
Links: [[bwblou]]
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 3:30-5PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Political Geography

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Brown, Caitlin
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 234, 757-221-3019
Links: [[cbrown02]]
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 3-5PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Civil Society and Social Movements, Democratization, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Burns, Sean
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 416, 757-221-3479
Links: [[scburns]]
Office Hours: Fri 11AM-Noon and 1-3PM
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization and Revolution

Cheng, T. J.
Class of 1935 Professor
Office: Tyler 235, 757-221-3032
Links: [[tjchen]]
Office Hours: Tues 2-3PM, Wed 3-5PM & By Appointment
Research Interests: International Relations (Political Economy), Comparative Politics (East Asia)

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Clemens, Clay
Chancellor Professor of Government
Office: Tyler 365, 757-221-3027
Links: [[cmclem, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/cmclem, Webpage }}
Office Hours: Wed & Thurs 11AM-12:30PM
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Europe/Germany

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Crock, Jonathan
Adjunct Lecturer of Government
Office: Tyler 362
Links: [[jmcrock, Email]] and {{https://www.jonathancrock.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9:30-11:30AM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Politico-economic Democracy, International Law, Human Rights Law, Intersectionality, Modern Monetary Theory

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Devins, Neal
Goodrich Professor of Law, Cabell Research Professor, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program
Office: Law School Room 254C, 757-221-3845
Links: [[nedevi]]
Research Interests: Civil RIghts Law and Constitutional Law

Doherty, Daniel
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 463, 757-221-2039
Links: [[djdoherty]]
Office Hours: Tues 2-4PM, Thurs 11AM-1PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Political Behavior/Political Psychology and Research Methods

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

John Gilmour

Gilmour, John
Professor; Director of the W&M Public Policy Program; Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy
Office: Tyler 412B, 757-221-3085
Links: [[jbgilm, Email]] and {{http://faculty.wm.edu/jbgilm, Webpage}}
Research Interests: American Politics

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Hanson, Stephen
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies
Office: Reves Center 106
Email: [[sehanson]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3591

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Harish, S.P.
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 357, 757-221-3028
Links: [[spharish, Email]] and {{https://sites.google.com/site/harishsp/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 11:30AM-1PM or By Appointment

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Hart, Sophia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 362, 757-221-7553
Links: [[schart]]
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 6:30-7PM
Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Asia)

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Holmes, Marcus
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 367, 757-221-2575
Links: [[mholmes, Email]] and {{http://www.marcusholmes.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On Leave 2018-19

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Howard, Chris
Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 363
Email: [[cdhowa]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3026
Office Hours: Mon & Thurs 3-4:30PM or By Appointment

Kaplow, Jeff
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 348, 757-221-7878
Links: [[jkaplow, Email]] and {{http://www.jkaplow.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2018

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Lombardini, John
Weingartner Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 255, 757-221-2082
Links: [[jlombardini, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jlombardini, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wed 1-3PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Political Theory, Ancient Greek Political Thought,  Laughter and Politics, Democratic Theory

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Maliniak, Dan
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 347, 757-221-2266
Links: [[dxmali]]
Office Hours: Wed 9:30-11:30AM

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Manna, Paul
Department Chair and Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government
Office: Tyler 318A, 757-221-3024
Links: [[pmanna,Email]] and {{http://pmanna.people.wm.edu/,Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wed 1-3PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: American politics, public policy, K-12 education, applied research methods

McGlennon, John
Professor
Office: Tyler 366, 757-221-3034
Links: [[jjmcgl, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/jjmcgl, Webpage}}
Office Hours : On Leave Fall 2018
Research Interests: American Politics (State and Local Government)

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McKinney, Claire
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 320
Email: [[cmckinney]]
Office Phone: 757-221-2041
Office Hours: Morton Hall 311 Tues 1-3PM or By Appointment

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Metzger, Shawna
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office : Tyler 425, 757-221-1816
Links: [[skmetzger, Email]] and {{http://www.shawnakmetzger.com, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wed & Thurs 12:00-1:30PM
Research Interests: International Relations (interstate conflict), Political Methodology

Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 234, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rdmull, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On Leave 2018-19

Nemacheck, Christine
Associate Professor and Director, Center for the Liberal Arts
Office: Tyler 346, 757-221-3133
Email: [[clnema]]
Office Hours: Mon 3:30-5PM, Wed 12:30-1:50PM
Research Interests: American Politics, Judicial Politics

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Oakes, Amy
University Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence and Director, International Relations Program
Office: Tyler 354, 757-221-3025
Links: [[acoake, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/acoake/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On Leave 2018-19
Research Interests: International Relations

Peterson, Sue
Reves Professor of Government and International Relations
Office: Tyler 345, 757-221-3036
Links: [[smpete, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/smpete/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 10-11AM
Research Interests: International Relations; International Security; Comparative Foreign Policy; Global Health

Pickering, Paula
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 343, 757-221-3038
Links: [[pmpick, Email]] and {{http://pmpick.people.wm.edu, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wed 9:30-10:30AM, Thurs 2:30-4:30PM or By Appointment

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Poliquin, Etienne
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 364, 757-221-7683
Links: [[epoliquin]]
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9:00-9:30AM, 1:30-2:30PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: International Relations, International Law, Global Governance

Rahman, Katherine
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 426B, 757-221-3040
Links: [[kirahm]]
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10:30AM-Noon or By Appointment
Research Interests: International Relations

Roessler, Philip
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 334, 757-221-3045
Links: [[proessler, Email]] and {{http://philiproessler.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Fri 1:30-3PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: African Politics, Conflict, State-building, Development

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Sasser, Jackson
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 237, 757-221-3832
Links: [[jnsass]]
Office Hours: Wed 12-1PM, Thurs 12-2PM or By Appointment

Schwartz, Joel
Weingartner Professor and Director, Roy R. Charles Center
Office: Blow Hall 268, 757-221-2460
Email: [[jxschw]]
Research Interests: Political Theory

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Settle, Jaime
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 361, 757-221-2279
Links: [[jsettle, Email]] and {{http://jsettle.people.wm.edu/index.html, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mon 4-5:30PM

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Smith, Dennis
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 358
Email: [[dasmi2]]
Office Phone: 757-221-5086
Office Hours: Mon 10-11AM; Scheduled Appointments MW 7:15-7:55AM & 11AM-12PM

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Sterling, Rebekah
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 238
Email: [[resterling]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3087
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9-10:30AM or By Appointment

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Stow, Simon
Professor
Office: Tyler 352, 757-221-3048
Links: [[sastow, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/sastow, Webpage}}
Office Hours: F 1:30-3:30PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: Political Theory; Public Mourning; Politics and Literature

Tierney, Michael
George and Mary Hylton Professor of International Relations
Office: Tyler 341, 757-221-3039
Links: [[mjtier, Email]] and {{http://faculty.wm.edu/mjtier, Webpage}}
Office Phone: 757-221-3039
Research Interests: International Relations, International Organization, Development Policy, and Institutional Theory

van der Veen, Maurits
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 355, 757-221-3029
Links: [[amvanderveen, Email]] and {{http://www.maurits.net/index.html, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wed 2-4PM

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Waggoner, Philip
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office : Tyler 441, 757-221-1399
Links: [[pdwaggoner, Email]] and {{http://www.philipdwaggoner.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Mon 2-4PM or By Appointment
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy, Quantitative Methodology, Applied Statistics

Wilkerson, Lawrence
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 423
Email: [[lbwilk]]
Office Hours: Mon 8-11AM, 2-5PM