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: W 11:00-12:00, or by appointment
Research Interests: International Political Economy, Political Economy of Development

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Arzuaga, Fabian
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office : Tyler 430, 757-221-1816
Links: [[fnarzuaga, Email]]
Office Hours: TR 2-4pm or by appointment
Research Interests: Research Interests TBD

Blouet, Brian
Huby Professor of Geography and International Education
Office: Tyler 245, 757-221-3041
Links: [[bwblou]]
Office Hours: MWF 11AM-Noon & MW 3:30-5PM
Research Interests: Political Geography

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Brown, Caitlin
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 422, 757-221-3019
Links: [[cbrown02]]
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, or by appointment
Research Interests: Civil Society and Social Movements, Democratization, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cheng, T. J.
Class of 1935 Professor
Office: Tyler 235, 757-221-3032
Links: [[tjchen]]
Office Hours: On Leave 2019-2020
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: Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 & Thursdays, 11:00-12:30, or by appointment
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: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30-11:00 am and 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: Tuesday 11-12:30 Wednesday 12-1:30
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}}
Office Hours: Tues 2-5PM, or by appointment
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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Grewal, Sharan
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 237, 757-221-1816
Links: [[ssgrewal, Email]]
Office Hours: Mondays, 1:30-3:30pm, or by appointment
Research Interests: Middle East Politics, Democratization, Revolutions, Religion

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Hanson, Stephen
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies
Office: Reves Center 106, 757-221-3591
Links: [[sehanson, Email]]
Research Interests: Post-Communist Politics and Comparative Politics

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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: On leave Fall 2019
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, South and Southeast Asia

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Hart, Sophia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 362, 757-221-7553
Links: [[schart]]
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 6:30-7PM, or by appointment
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: T & Th 3:40-5pm, or by appointment
Research Interests: International Security/Diplomacy and Political Psychology

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Howard, Chris
Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 363, 757-221-3026
Links: [[cdhowa, Email]]
Office Hours: By Appointment. On Leave 2019-2020
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy/Social Policy

Kaplow, Jeff
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 348, 757-221-7878
Links: [[jkaplow, Email]] and {{http://www.jkaplow.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, or by appointment
Research Interests: International Security, Conflict, Nuclear Proliferation

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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: T, 1-2pm, TH 3:30-5pm, 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: Mondays 10:30-12:00 & 3:00-4:30, or by appointment
Research Interests: International Relations/Political Economy, Environment

Paul Manna

Manna, Paul
Department Chair and Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 318A, 757-221-3024
Links: [[pmanna,Email]] and {{http://pmanna.people.wm.edu/,Webpage}}
Office Hours: Friday, 1:30-3:30pm, 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 : M (10-11) T (11-12) F (2-3) or by appointment
Research Interests: American Politics (State and Local Government)

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McKinney, Claire
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 320, 757-221-2041
Links: [[cmckinney]]
Office Hours: By Appointment
Research Interests: Political Theory, Gender and Politics

Mullen, Rani
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 234, 757-221-3033
Links: [[rdmull, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/rdmull, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 - 3 pm, or by appointment
Research Interests: Comparative Politics/South Asia

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 12:30-1:30PM or By Appointment
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: MW, 11-12:30, or by appointment
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: T 12:20-2, R 12:20-2 or By Appointment
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: Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., or by appointment

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Poliquin, Etienne
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 417, 757-221-7683
Links: [[epoliquin]]
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9:00-1030 AM 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: Mon & Wed 9-10:30 AM or By Appointment
Research Interests: International Relations

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Rapoport, Ronald
Professor Emeritus
Office : Tyler 341
Links: [[rbrapo]]
Office Hours: TTh 11-12:30 and by appointment
Research Interests: Research Interests TBD

Roessler, Philip
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 334, 757-221-3045
Links: [[proessler, Email]] and {{http://philiproessler.net, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Friday, 1:30-3:00, or by appointment
Research Interests: African Politics, Conflict, State-building, Development

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Sasser, Jackson
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 364, 757-221-3832
Links: [[jnsass]]
Office Hours: Tuesday Noon-1500 or By Appointment

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Schwartz, Joel
Professor Emeritus
Office : Office TBD
Links: [[jxschw]]
Office Hours: office hours TBD
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: On Leave Fall 2019

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Shen-Bayh, Fiona
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 238, 757-221-1399
Links: [[fshenbayh, Email]] and {{https://www.fionashenbayh.com/, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tu, 12:30-2:00, or by appointment
Research Interests: Research Interests TBD

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Smith, Dennis
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 358
Email: [[dasmi2]]
Office Phone: 757-221-5086
Office Hours: Monday 10-11 am + Appointment office hours MWF 7-8 am and W 10-11 am, or by appointment

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Sterling, Rebekah
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 425
Email: [[resterling]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3087
Office Hours: Tues and Thurs 9-10:30am or by appointment

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Stow, Simon
Marshall Professor of Government and American Studies
Office: Tyler 352, 757-221-3048
Links: [[sastow, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/sastow, Webpage}}
Office Hours: On Leave 2019-2020
Research Interests: Political Theory; Public Mourning; Politics and Literature; Race

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Tarpey, Matthew
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office : Tyler 416, 757-221-4596
Links: [[mmtarpey]]
Office Hours: Wednesday 1-5. or by appointment
Research Interests: Research Interests TBD

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Tierney, Michael
George and Mary Hylton Professor of International Relations
Office: Tyler 341, 757-221-3039
Links: [[mjtier, Email]] and {{https://mjtierney.weebly.com/, 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: Wednesday 2-4pm, or by appointment

Wilkerson, Lawrence
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 423
Email: [[lbwilk]]
Office Hours: ONLY ON MONDAYS: 0900 to 1100 and 1400 to 1630, or by appointment

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Zvobgo, Kelebogile
Pre-doctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity in International Relations
Office : Tyler 357
Links: [[kzvobgo, Email]] and {{https://www.zvobgo.com, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By Appointment only
Research Interests: Human rights, transitional justice, international law and courts