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
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Michael Bitzer

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Graham Bullock

  • Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies
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Besir Ceka

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Britta Crandall

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
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Melody Crowder-Meyer

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Ken Menkhaus

  • Professor and Chair of Political Science
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Andrew O'Geen

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
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Shelley Rigger

  • Assistant Dean for Educational Policy | Brown Professor of Political Science | Chair of Chinese Studies
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Susan Roberts

  • Professor of Political Science
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Brian Shaw

  • Professor of Political Science
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Silvi Toska

  • Assistant Professor
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Staff

Meg Sawicki

  • Program 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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