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Faculty

NameTitleContact information
Travis RidoutProfessor and Director

Research Interest:
Political communication, campaigns and elections, political advertising, campaign finance
Subfields:
American politics
Johnson Tower 816
509-335-2264
tnridout@wsu.edu
Joe CampbellProfessor

Research Interest:
Free will, moral responsibility, skepticism, and David Hume
Subfields:
Philosophy of science and religion, metaphysics, early modern, and logic
Johnson Tower 821
509-335-9106
josephc@wsu.edu
Cornell ClaytonProfessor and
Director, Thomas S. Foley Institute and WSU Pre-Law Advisor


Research Interest:
American politics, constitutional law and judicial politics, political theory
Johnson Tower 818 or Bryan Hall 316
509-335-2427 or 509-335-4262
cwclayton@wsu.edu
Richard ElgarAssistant Professor Career Track
Assistant Director, Thomas S. Foley Institute

Research Interest:
Latin American politics, gender, inequality, global politics
Subfields:
Comparative Politics
Bryan Hall 316
509-335-3477
relgar@wsu.edu
Cheryl EllenwoodAssistant Professor

Research Interest:
Equity in Public Organizations, Minority-led & Indigenous-led organizations, Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Johnson Tower 715
cheryl.ellenwood@wsu.edu
Mark FagianoAssistant Professor Career TrackJohnson Tower 810
mark.fagiano@wsu.edu
Tricia GlazebrookProfessor

Research Interest:
Environmental philosophy with focus on climate change, policy, and finance, women's farming in Africa, and ecofeminism; philosophy of science and technology; data ethics, policy, and regulation; military ethics.
Johnson Tower 826
509-335-8037
tricia.glazebrook@wsu.edu
Michael GoldsbyAssociate Professor
Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies


Research Interest:
Philosophy of Science (general, as well as biology, ecology, climate science and epidemiology), Epistemology, and Environmental Ethics/Policy.

Johnson Tower 824
509-335-0942
michael.goldsby@wsu.edu
Season HoardAssociate Professor Career Track
Project Manager, DGSS


Research Interest:
Comparative public policy, gender and politics, applied research methods
Hulbert Hall 311F
509-335-4093
hoardsa@wsu.edu
Bill KabasencheProfessor Career Track

Research Interest:
Bioethics
Subfields:
Ethics of health care professions; ethics of biotechnologies; research ethics
Johnson Tower 814
509-335-8719
wkabasenche@wsu.edu
Claudia LeebAssociate Professor

Research Interest:
Power and rebellion, feminist political subjectivity, guilt and democracy, and the Far Right
Subfield:
Political theory with a focus on 19th and 20th century Continental political thought, feminist political thought, Frankfurt school of critical theory, and psychoanalysis
VMMC 202F, WSU Vancouver
360-546-9552
claudia.leeb@wsu.edu
Jacob LewisAssistant Professor

Research Interest:
African politics, conflict processes, political psychology
Subfields:
Comparative politics, international relations
Johnson Tower 808
509-335-5225
js.lewis@wsu.edu
Carolyn LongAssociate ProfessorVMMC 102A, WSU Vancouver
360-546-9043
coelong@wsu.edu
Anthony C. LopezAssociate Professor

Research Interest:
Psychology of war, deterrence, leader-follower dynamics, violent extremism and hate
VMMC 202X, WSU Vancouver
360-546-9284
anthony.c.lopez@wsu.edu
Amy MazurProfessor

Research Interest:
Feminist comparative policy and French politics
Subfields:
Comparative politics, public policy and methodology
Johnson Tower 822
509-335-1415
amygmazur@wsu.edu
Samantha NollAssistant ProfessorJohnson Tower 825
509-335-5225
sam.noll@wsu.edu
Thomas PrestonProfessor

Research Interest:
International relations, security studies, foreign policy analysis, political Psychology
Johnson Tower 813
509-335-5225
tpreston@wsu.edu
Michael Ritter
Assistant Professor Career Track

Research Interest:
American politics, public policy, election administration, voting and elections
Subfields:
American politics, comparative politics, methodology
Johnson Tower 815
509-335-5451
michael.ritter@wsu.edu
Michael SalamoneAssociate Professor & Graduate Studies Director

Research Interest:
Public perceptions of courts, institutional legitimacy
Subfields:
American politics, judicial politics, research methods
Johnson Tower 812
509-335-7569
michael.salamone@wsu.edu
Steven StehrSam Reed Distinguished Professor in Civic Education and Public Civility

Research Interest:
Science policy; environmental policy
Subfields:
Public policy; environmental policy; public administration
Johnson Tower 819
509-335-2544
stehr@wsu.edu
Mark StephanAssociate Professor

Research Interest:
Environmental policy and politics
Subfields:
Environmental policy; political theory; American politics
CLS 208V, WSU Vancouver
360-546-9467
stephanm@wsu.edu
Matt StichterAssociate Professor

Research Interest:
Moral Psychology, Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Expertise, Applied Ethics, Virtue Ethics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Virtue Epistemology
Johnson Tower 817
509-335-7121
mstichter@wsu.edu
Paul ThiersAssociate Professor

Research Interest:
Political Economy; Political Ecology; China; Global economic integration; Climate Change

Subfields:
Comparative Politics; Public Policy; Environmental Policy
VMMC 102S, WSU Vancouver
360-546-9466
pthiers@wsu.edu

Lecturer

   
Joe W. Huseby
Global Lecturer
jwhuseby@wsu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

NameTitleContact information
Martha Cottam
Professor Emeritus
cottam@wsu.edu
Dan Holbrook
Associate Professor Emeritus
holbrodm@wsu.edu
Nicholas Lovrich
Regents Professor Emeritus
nlovrich@hotmail.com
Michael Myers
Professor Emeritus
myers@wsu.edu
David Nice
Professor Emeritus
dnice@wsu.edu
Harry Silverstein
Professor Emeritus
silverst@wsu.edu

Staff

NameTitleContact
Diane ScottAcademic Advisor

Advisor for: Philosophy major, political science additional degrees & majors, political science, philosophy, & ethics minors.
Johnson Tower 801
509-335-2545
Advising webpage
scottdj@wsu.edu
Teresa WoolvertonAcademic Coordinator

Advisor for: Political science majors
Johnson Tower 827
509-335-1291
Advising webpage
twool@wsu.edu
Debbie HestonFiscal SpecialistJohnson Tower 701
509-335-0443
djengle@wsu.edu
Brandy WiserFinance/Budget ManagerJohnson Tower 701
509-335-4626
bwiser@wsu.edu
Darby SmithAdministrative AssistantJohnson Tower 801
509-335-2544
darby.smith@wsu.edu