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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

We are a community of scholars dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, to our students, our peers, and the public. We are experts not only in our subject areas and techniques of inquiry, but also in effective, engaging pedagogy. We care deeply about and are committed to the success of our students in and out of our classrooms, and during and after their programs of study.


Brent Boyea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Brent Boyea

Interests: American political institutions, judicial politics, state politics, and elections

Kayla Canelo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kayla Canelo

Interests: American politics, judicial politics, and public opinion.

Larry Carter, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Larry Carter

Interests: American politics, public administration

Christopher Chambers-Ju, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Christopher Chambers-Ju

Interests: Comparative politics, Latin America, political economy, education policy, labor politics.

Rebecca Deen, Ph.D.

Chair & Associate Professor

Rebecca Deen

Interests: American Presidency, Women in Politics, Pedagogy, Race & Ethnicity

Bai Linh Hoang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bai Linh Hoang

Interests: Race and ethnicity politics, political representation, and political theory

Thomas R. Marshall, Ph.D.


Thomas R. Marshall

Interests: American government, public opinion, campaigns and elections

Jack Brandon Philips, Ph.D.


Jimmy Philips

Interests: Public Administration, Public Policy, Nonprofits, Latinx Issues.

Brent Sasley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Brent Sasley

Interests: International relations, foreign policy analysis (decision-making, identity, emotions), Middle East, Israel, Turkey, politics of Jewish identity

Daniel Sledge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Daniel Sledge

Interests: Health policy, American political development, bureaucracy, social policy

Political Science Staff

Emeriti Faculty

Allan K. Butcher
Mark Cichock
Jill Clark
Jose Angel Gutierrez
Joseph Ignagni
Dale Story

Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers

Kimberly Caraway
Mark Cichock
Mike Farris
Gregg Gleichert
Bobby Gomez
Nikki Horn
Thomas Little
Olivia Llanes
Michael W. Morris
Brian Whitmore
Michael Williams


Kim Bell - Administrative Assistant II
Mary Ann Lewis - Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Caraway - Academic Advisor (Undergraduate)
Monica Mendoza - Student Assistant