Our research and teaching interests are in the fields of public policy, political behavior, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations.

We engage and mentor students in our research and topic areas of interest to students. As a political science major you will develop a sophisticated understanding of political ideas, institutions, and behavior as well as an ability to critically analyze public policy issues.

Faculty

Peter Ahrensdorf

  • James Sprunt Professor of Political Science
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Katherine Bersch

  • Assistant Professor of Polical Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Brazil
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Graham Bullock

  • Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Politics
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Citizenship and Deliberative Policymaking
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Besir Ceka

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Europe (general)
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Britta Crandall

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Brazil
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Melody Crowder-Meyer

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • American Politics
  • Women In Politics
  • Local Politics
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William Kristol

  • Vann Professor of Ethics in Society

704-894-2659

Chambers 3006

William "Bill" Kristol

Ken Menkhaus

  • Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
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Andrew O'Geen

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. politics, Supreme Court
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Shelley Rigger

  • Brown Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • China and Taiwan
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Susan Roberts

  • Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. and N.C. politics
  • Reproductive rights
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Brian Shaw

  • Professor of Political Science
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Silvi Toska

  • Assistant Professor
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Joshua Yesnowitz

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Politics
  • Social Movements
  • Politics of Higher Education

joyesnowitz@davidson.edu

704-894-2255

Jackson Court 6, 101

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Staff

Meg Sawicki

  • Departmental Coordinator

mesawicki@davidson.edu

704-894-2216

Carolina Inn 101 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Chambers 2135 (Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays)

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Faculty Emeriti

  • Mary Thornberry
  • Lou Ortmayer

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