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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.

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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: 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]]
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Mon & Wed 12 - 2 pm
Research Interests: The Social History of Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, the Critique of Political Economy, the Politics of the Abolition of Work.

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Barna, Lindsay
Assistant Director, Domestic Violence Clinic; Adjunct Professor of Law
Office : Bull House, 199 Armistead Avenue
Research Interests: Domestic Violence

Blouet, Brian
Huby Professor of Geography and International Education
Office: Tyler 245, 757-221-3041
Links: [[bwblou]]
Office Hours: email for an appointment
Research Interests: Political Geography

Cheng, T. J.
Class of 1935 Professor
Office: Tyler 235, 757-221-3032
Links: [[tjchen]]
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2020
Research Interests: International Relations (Political Economy), Comparative Politics (East Asia)

Clay Clemens

Clemens, Clay
Chancellor Professor of Government
Office: Tyler 365, 757-221-3027
Links: [[cmclem, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/cmclem, Webpage }}
Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays 11-12 noon, Wednesdays 1-3 pm
Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Europe/Germany

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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
Links: [[djdoherty]]
Office Hours: email for 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}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2 - 5 pm 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: Tuesday/Thursday, 2-3:20 pm
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://harishsp01.github.io, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11:30am - 1pm (or by appointment)
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]]
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 - 7 pm
Research Interests: Comparative Politics (Asia)

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Henderson, Lenneal
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 362
Email: [[ljhend]]
Virtual Office Hours: by appointment

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Holmes, Marcus
Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 367, 757-221-2575
Links: [[mholmes, Email]] and {{http://www.marcusholmes.com/, Webpage}}
Virtual Office Hours: 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]]
Campus Office Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 1:30-3pm or by appointment
Research Interests: American Politics, Public Policy/Social Policy

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Israel-Trummel, Mackenzie
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 338 phone 757-221-3479
Links: [[mit, Email]] and {{http://www.israeltrummel.com/, Webpage}}
Campus Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays: outside after class
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Research Interests: American political behavior, Politics of Identity and the Carceral State

Kaplow, Jeff
Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 348, 757-221-7878
Links: [[jkaplow, Email]] and {{http://www.jkaplow.net, Webpage}}
Virtual Office Hours: 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: On Leave Fall 2020
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

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Manna, Paul
Isabelle and Jerome E. Hyman Distinguished University Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 241, 757-221-3024
Links: [[pmanna,Email]] and {{http://pmanna.people.wm.edu/,Webpage}}
Virtual Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 - 3 pm 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 : Monday (1-2) Wednesday (11-12) Thursday (1-2)
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: Campus or Virtual - 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]]
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Mondays 12:30 - 2:30 pm
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}}
Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-12:30
Research Interests: International Relations

Peterson, Sue
Department Chair, Reves Professor of Government and International Relations
Office: Tyler 318A, 757-221-3036
Links: [[smpete, Email]] and {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/smpete/home, Webpage}}
Office Hours: Wednesday 3-5 PM
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}}
Virtual Office Hours:: email to book: Wednesdays 11:30 - 1 pm or Thursdays 10 - 11:30 am

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Poliquin, Etienne
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 417, 757-221-7683
Links: [[epoliquin]]
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Wednesdays & Fridays 10 - 11 am
Research Interests: International Relations, International Law, Global Governance

Rahman, Katherine
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 422, 757-221-3040
Links: [[kirahm]]
Office Hours: MW 2:00PM-3:30PM
Research Interests: International Relations

Roessler, Philip
Associate Chair & Associate Professor
Office: Tyler 334, 757-221-3045
Links: [[proessler, Email]] and {{http://philiproessler.net, Webpage}}
Campus Office Hours: Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Virtual Office Hours: Schedule at {{https://calendly.com/proessler/office-hours}}
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]]
Virtual Office Hours:: email first - Tues & Thurs 11:30 - 1:00

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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: Virtual & by Appointment

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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 Alcides Velazco
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Tyler 358 (Teaching remote Fall 2020)
Office Phone: 757-221-5086
Email: [[dasmi2]]
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Mon & Wed 7-7:50 & 11 - 12 noon

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Sterling, Rebekah
Visiting Instructor
Office: Tyler 425, 757-221-3087 (VM only Fall 2020)
Email: [[resterling]]
Virtual Office Hours (email for Zoom link): Wednesdays (drop in) 3 - 4:30 pm or Fridays 2:30 - 4 (book 1st)

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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}}
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Thursdays 2 - 4 pm
Research Interests: Political Theory; Public Mourning; Politics and Literature; Race

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Tierney, Michael
George & Mary Hylton Professor of International Relations; Co-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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am
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}}
Campus Office Hours: Tent outside of Tyler Wednesdays 2-4 pm
Virtual Office Hours: by Appointment

Wilkerson, Lawrence
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy
Office: Tyler 423, Mobile & txts (703) 624-9148
Email: [[lbwilk]]
Campus Office Hours: Mondays 8 - 11 am & 2 - 4 pm
Virtual Office Hours: email to book: Tuesdays - Fridays 8 am - 4 pm

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Zvobgo, Kelebogile
Pre-doctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity in International Relations
Office : Tyler 416
Links: [[kzvobgo, Email]] and {{https://www.zvobgo.com, Webpage}}
Office Hours: By Appointment only
Research Interests: Human rights, transitional justice, international law and courts