Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty of the Department of Political Science

Distinguished Professors
Lodge, Milton G., Emeritus, Ph.D., 1967, University of Michigan: Political psychology; political cognition.

Segal, Jeffrey A., Chairperson, Ph.D., 1983, Michigan State University: Judicial process and behavior; research methods; American politics.

Myers, Frank, Emeritus, Ph.D., 1965, Columbia University: Comparative politics; political theory.

Barabas, Jason, Ph.D. 2000, Northwestern University:  American politics, methodology, public policy.

Feldman, Stanley, Ph.D., 1978, University of Minnesota: American politics, emphasizing political psychology and socialization; public opinion; voting behavior and participation; methodology.

Huddy, Leonie, Ph.D., 1987, University of California, Los Angeles: Political attitudes; groups and politics; sociopolitical gerontology; women and politics.

Jerit, Jennifer, Ph.D. 2002, University of Illinois: Political psychology, citizen competence, media effects, persuasion, political rhetoric.

Koppelman, Lee E., Emeritus, D.P.A., 1970, New York University: Comprehensive regional and urban planning; environmental policy; American federalism and intergovernmental relations; regional policy analysis; coastal zone planning.

Lebo, Matthew, Ph.D., 1999, University of North Texas: Political parties; public opinion; elections; political methodology.

Norpoth, Helmut, Ph.D., 1974, University of Michigan: Electoral behavior; public opinion

Salins, Peter D., SUNY Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Ph.D., 1969, Syracuse University: Public policy; regional planning.

Taber, Charles S., Dean of Graduate School, Ph.D., 1991, University of Illinois: International relations; political psychology; foreign policy; conflict modeling; computational modeling.

Associate Professors

Lahav, Gallya, Ph.D., 1995, City University of New York: Political psychology; comparative politics.

Krupnikov, Yanna, Ph.D., 2009, University of Michigan:  Political psychology, political communication, political persuasion, political behavior, empirical methodology.

Smirnov, Oleg, Ph.D., 2005, University of Oregon: Evolutionary game theory; computational and agent-based modeling; experimental economics; evolutionary psychology.

Peress, Michael, Ph.D. 2006, Carnegie Mellon University: Voting behavior, legislative institutions, electoral systems, methodology, formal theory.

Ryan, John, Ph.D., 2009, University of California-Davis: Political communication, social networks, campaigns, voting behavior.

Assistant Professors
Delton, Andrew, Ph.D., 2010, University of California-Santa Barbara: Evolutionary psychology, behavioral economics, cooperation and altruism, social cognition.

DeScioli, Peter, Ph.D., 2008, University of Pennsylvania: Evolutionary psychology, behavioral economics, morality, alliances.

Kline, Reuben, Ph.D. 2010, University of California-Irvine: Behavioral political economy, fairness, social preferences, climate change mitigation, corruption,

Vittorio E. Merola Marotta, Ph.D. 2016, Ohio State University: Voting behavior, attitudes about inequality, redistribution, and immigration.

Nam, Hannah, Ph.D., 2016, New York University: Political psychology, neuro-cognitive correlates of political ideology, system justification, public opinion.

Sawyer, Katherine, Ph.D. 2017, University of Maryland: Civil conflict, rebellion movements, leaders and organizational dynamics, methodology.

Julian J. Wamble, Ph.D. 2017, University of Maryland: Race and ethnic politics, political psychology, survey methodology.


Number of teaching, graduate, and research assistants, fall 2009: 22