Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Bowie
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Judicial Politics
Constitutional Law
American Politics
Sheila Carapico
Professor of Political Science and International Studies
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Diplomacy, the Middle East
Coordinator, International Studies Program
Middle East Studies
Comparative and International Politics
International Development Policy
Kevin Cherry
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Classical Political Thought
American Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
History of Political Thought
Faction and Political Polarization
Religion and Politics
Richard Dagger
E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts
Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
Political and legal philosophy, with special interests in republicanism, political obligation, and the justification of punishment
Monti Datta
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
Anti-Americanism and perceptions of the United States
The U.S.-European Transatlantic Gap
U.S. policy towards North Korea
Jennifer Erkulwater
Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Welfare Politics
Public Policy
American Politics
Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Elizabeth  (Beth Ann) Howard
Administrative Coordinator
Sandra Joireman
Weinstein Chair of International Studies
Professor of Political Science
Comparative Politics
International Development
Property Rights
Customary Law
Legal Development
Post-conflict Migration
Jimmy Kandeh
Professor of Political Science
Comparative Politics
African Politics
Stephen Long
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Diplomacy
International Relations
International Conflicts (Iraq, Afghanistan)
Long-term Threats (Rise of China, Resurgence of Russia, Terrorism)
Nuclear Proliferation (Iran, North Korea)
American Foreign Policy
B. Mayes
Associate Professor of Political Science
Co-coordinator, Healthcare and Society Program
Faculty Director, Sophomore Scholars in Residence
American Government
Public Policy
Health Care Policy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Health Insurance
Managed Care
Psychostimulants (Ritalin)
Mental Health Policy
Politics of Psychopharmacology
Medicare Policy
Ernest  McGowen
Assistant Professor
Political behavior
Public opinion
Campaigns and elections
Race and ethnicity
Political methodology
Daniel Palazzolo
Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science
American Government
Budget Policy and Politics
Congress
Campaigns and Elections
Virginia Government and Politics
Jennifer Pribble
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies
International Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Diplomacy
Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Social Policy
Ted Ritter
Visiting Lecturer of Political Science
Tracy Roof
Associate Professor of Political Science
American political institutions
Legislative process
Public policy
Organized labor
Interest groups
Stephen Simon
Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL)
Pre-Law Advisor
Constitutional Law
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Political and Legal Theory
The Judiciary and American Politics
Andrea Simpson
Associate Professor of Political Science
Race and Ethnicity
Gender
Political Communication
Aleksandra Sznajder Lee
Associate Professor of Political Science
Comparative politics
Comparative political economy
European politics
Postcommunist transitions
Vincent Wang
Associate Dean
Professor of Political Science
Asian Governments and Politics
International Relations
Comparative Politics
Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Political Theory
Constitutional Law and History
Religion and Government