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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

Interim Chair

Professor (Ph.D., Rice University)

Brent Boyea

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

Kayla Canelo

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Merced)

Kayla Canelo

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

Larry Carter

Distinguished Senior Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)

Dr. Larry Carter

Interests: American politics, public administration

Christopher Chambers-Ju

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Chris Chambers-Ju

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

Dr. Rebecca Deen

Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Associate Professor (Ph.D., The Ohio State University)

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Bio: Dr. Rebecca Deen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington. An expert in women in politics and civic engagement, the US presidency, and effective pedagogy, her current research investigates the relationship among civic engagement, political recruitment and volunteerism. She had held leadership positions with the American Political Science Association, chairing the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, the Committee on the Status of Asian American/Pacific Islanders in the Profession, and the Search Committee for the editors of PS, one of the Associations lead journals. Raised in southern Ohio, she is a graduate of Denison University (BA Political Science, minor in French) and The Ohio State University (MA, PhD). An active volunteer, she has served on the executive board of the PTA of each of her son’s schools and the Lamar Band Booster Club, and on the AISD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. She is also on the Arlington Junior League’s Community Advisory Board. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her cats, and her knitting – usually all at once.

Marcus Hendershot

Assistant Professor of Instruction (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis)

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Interests: State and local government

Bai Linh Hoang

Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Bai Linh Hoang

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

Thomas R. Marshall

Professor (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)

Thomas R. Marshall

Interests: American government, public opinion, campaigns and elections

Xavier Medina Vidal

Director, Center for Mexican American Studies

Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside)

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Interests: México, Mexican American politics, transnational politics, Latino political thought

Brent Sasley

Associate Professor (Ph.D., McGill University)

Brent Sasley

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

Daniel Sledge

Associate Professor (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Department of Political Science

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
Allan Saxe
Dale Story

Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers

Olivia Agudelo
Kimberly Caraway
Mark Cichock
Mike Farris
Gregg Gleichert
Nikki Horn
Thomas Little
Michael W. Morris
Jacob Pouttu
Brian Whitmore


Kimberly Caraway - Academic Advisor (Undergraduate)
Vivian Skinner - Administrative Assistant I