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Davidson's faculty and staff are available to provide analysis and context on a variety of topics, including China and the politics of East Asia, repercussions of U.S. drug policy, how to make mathematics fun and accessible to children, and North Carolina politics.

To connect with a Davidson expert, please contact Jay Pfeifer, director of media relations, at japfeifer@davidson.edu, 704-894-2920 (office) or 980-297-2355 (cell).

Politics and Elections

Besir Ceka

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Europe (general)
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Russell Crandall

  • Professor of Latin American Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • El Salvador
  • Colombia
  • Dirty wars, irregular warfare
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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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Scott Denham

  • Dana Professor of German Studies | Wall Professor and Director of Humanities

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Germany
  • Holocaust
  • Literary Translation
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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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World Regions

Katherine Bersch

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Brazil
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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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Russell Crandall

  • Professor of Latin American Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • El Salvador
  • Colombia
  • Dirty wars, irregular warfare
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Scott Denham

  • Dana Professor of German Studies | Wall Professor and Director of Humanities

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Germany
  • Holocaust
  • Literary Translation
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Amanda Ewington

  • Chair and Professor of Russian Studies | Bacca Professor of Humanities

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Russian Literature
  • Russia & the West
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Ken Menkhaus

  • Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
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Shelley Rigger

  • Brown Professor of Political Science

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • China and Taiwan
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Devyn Spence Benson

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Africana Studies | Associate Professor of Latin American Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Cuba
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Sarah Waheed

  • Assistant Professor of History | Director of Davidson in India

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • India, Pakistan
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Music, Arts & Culture

Scott Denham

  • Dana Professor of German Studies | Wall Professor and Director of Humanities

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Germany
  • Holocaust
  • Literary Translation
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Ann Fox

  • Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Disability Studies in Drama and Art
  • Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • Visual and Cultural Studies

anfox@davidson.edu

704-894-2012

Carolina Inn 201

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Neil Lerner

  • Chair and Professor of Music

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • History of film music, television music, and video game music
  • Music in science fiction and horror films
  • Music and disability studies

nelerner@davidson.edu

704-894-2850

Sloan Music Center 108

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Cynthia Lewis

  • Charles A. Dana Professor of English

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
  • Creative Nonfiction
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Sports

Tim Chartier

  • Professor of Mathematics

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Bracketology, data analytics
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Geology

Brad Johnson

  • Associate Professor & Chair of Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Geomorphology and Soil Development
  • Human Impacts on Landscapes
  • Landslides
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History

Michael Guasco

  • Chair of History | Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Colonial America
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Rose Stremlau

  • Assistant Professor of History

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Native Americans in the South
  • History and Gender and Sexuality Studies
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Life Sciences

Karen Bernd

  • Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Effect of Environmental Toxicants on Lung Cells
  • Waterpipe Tobacco Smoke
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Malcolm Campbell

  • Professor of Biology, Director of James G. Martin Genomics Program

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Genomics
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Mark Smith

  • Professor of Psychology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Addiction
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Family

Gayle Kaufman

  • Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Sociology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Gender Equality
  • Modern Families
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Laura Sockol

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety & depression related to pregnancy
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Business & Economics

Shyam Gouri Suresh

  • Associate Professor of Economics

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • International Trade
  • International Migration
  • Macroeconomics
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John Kello

  • Professor of Psychology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Meetings
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Fred Smith

  • Professor of Economics

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Urban Economics
  • American Economic History
  • Sports Economics
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Education

Chris Marsicano

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • College affordability
  • Educational Policy
  • Public Policy Analysis and Management
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