Faculty members in the Government Department are highly productive scholars who regularly publish their work in leading academic journals and as books. Many have played leadership roles within the political science profession or edited major scholarly journals. In recent years, our faculty have received over a million dollars in research funding from the National Science Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other organizations.

The Government Department is a national leader in undergraduate research. Our faculty and students have undertaken a wide variety of joint research projects, and the number is steadily rising. These projects often are funded by grants from prestigious foundations, as well as branches of the College like the Roy R. Charles Center.