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Jason P. Abbott, Ph.D. Jason P. Abbott, Ph.D.
Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair, Center for Asian Democracy Director, Center for Asian Democracy Associate Professor, Political Science Second Floor, Room 204 Stevenson Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-6832

Research Interests

  • Comparative Democratization, Comparative Politics, Political Economy, International Security, Political Organizations and Parties, International History and Politics, Religion and Politics, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Elections and Voting Behavior, Political Communication, Information Technology and Politics.

Julie M. Bunck, Ph.D. Julie M. Bunck, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science Third Floor, Room 302 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-1659

Anne I. Caldwell, Ph.D. Anne I. Caldwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science Internship Director, Political Science First Floor, Room 106 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3307

Dewey M. Clayton, Ph.D. Dewey M. Clayton, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science First Floor, Room 111 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-8969

Research Interests

  • Representation and Electoral Systems
  • African American Politics
  • Law & Race
  • Presidency Research

 Jasmine Farrier, Ph.D. Jasmine Farrier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science First Floor, Room 102 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3310

Research Interests

  • Politics and History
  • Legislative Studies
  • Presidency Research
  • Law and Courts

Michael R. Fowler, J.D.
Professor, Political Science Third Floor, Room 301 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-4732

Jason Gainous, Ph.D. Jason Gainous, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science Director, Kentucky General Assembly Internship Program Pi Sigma Alpha Advisor Second Floor, Room 203 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-1660 https://louisville.academia.edu/JasonGainous

Research Interests

  • Information Technology and Politics
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Research Methods

Tricia J. Gray, Ph.D. Tricia J. Gray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Second Floor, Room 209 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3309

Shiping Hua, Ph.D. Shiping Hua, Ph.D.
Calvin and Helen Lang Distinguished Chair in Asian Studies Director, Asian Studies Program Professor, Political Science fourth Floor, Room 423 Stevenson Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3305

Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • International History and Politics

David L. Imbroscio, Ph.D. David L. Imbroscio, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science & Public and Urban Affairs Director, Urban and Public Affairs Ph.D. Program First Floor, Room 107 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3311

Research Interests

  • Public Policy
  • Urban Politics
  • Political Economy

Susan M. Matarese, Ph.D. Susan M. Matarese, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science Honors Advisor, Political Science Second Floor, Room 210 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3315

Research Interests

  • Utopian Studies
  • Politics, Literature, Film

Melissa K. Merry, Ph.D. Melissa K. Merry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Graduate Director and Advisor, Political Science Fourth Floor, Room 406 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3301

Research Interests

  • Public policy
  • Political organizations and parties
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Environmental politics
  • Information technology and politics
  • Political communication

Rodger A. Payne, Ph.D. Rodger A. Payne, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Political Science Second Floor, Room 207 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3316

Research Interests

  • Global environmental politics
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • American foreign policy and grand strategy
  • Deliberative democracy
  • The democratization of international institutions

Laurie A. Rhodebeck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science Fourth Floor, Room 405 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3313

Research Interests

  • Political Methodology
  • Qualitative and Multi-method Research
  • Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior
  • Representation and Electoral Systems
  • Political Communication
  • Political Psychology

Sherri L. Wallace, Ph.D. Sherri L. Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science First Floor, Room 116 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-4432 louisville.edu/faculty/slwall08

Research Interests

  • African American politics
  • Urban politics
  • Public policy
  • Community economic development
  • Faith-based organizations
  • College textbook diversity

Okbazghi Yohannes, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science First Floor, Room 105 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-4734

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • African Politics
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • International Terrorism
  • Comparative Political Economy

Charles E. Ziegler, Ph.D. Charles E. Ziegler, Ph.D.
Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, Political Science Director, Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order First Floor, Room 103 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3248

Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Russia and Eurasia

Kristopher Grady, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Undergraduate Advisor, Political Science Second Floor, Room 202 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-1928

Tasha Lavey, ABD
Assistant Professor Term, Political Science Fourth Floor, Room 404 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3245

David Buckley, Ph.D. David Buckley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion Room 401 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-5288

Research Interests

  • Religion and Democracy
  • Political Islam
  • Survey & Experimental Research
  • Ethnic Conflict

Laura P. Moyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Room 404 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3245

Research Interests

  • Judging on collegial courts;
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • The Politics of Gender,Sexuality, and Race
  • The Use of Precedent by Attorneys and Judges
  • Cognition and Judging
  • Organizational Theory and Courts
  • Representative Bureaucracy

Tim Weaver, Ph.D. Tim Weaver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Room 115 Ford Hall, Belknap Campus 502-852-3312

Research Interests

  • Urban politics
  • American political development
  • Political economy
  • The politics of ideas
  • The privatization of public space
  • Class and race

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