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Faculty

NameTitleContact information
Travis RidoutProfessor & 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

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, Foley Institute

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

Research Interest:
Environmental philosophy; ecofeminism; climate change and finance; philosophy of science and technology; Heidegger; African/development studies; military ethics
Johnson Tower 826
509-335-8037
patricia.glazebrook@wsu.edu
Michael GoldsbyAssociate ProfessorJohnson Tower 824
509-335-0942
michael.goldsby@wsu.edu
Season HoardAssistant 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
Laci Hubbard-MattixAssistant Professor Career TrackJohnson Tower 823
WSU Pullman
509-335-8036
laci.hubbard@wsu.edu
Bill KabasencheProfessor Career Track & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interest:
Bioethics
Subfields:
Ethics of health care professions; ethics of biotechnologies; research ethics
814 Johnson Tower
509-335-8719
wkabasenche@wsu.edu
Claudia LeebAssociate ProfessorVMMC 202F
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 825
509-335-1415
amygmazur@wsu.edu
Samantha NollAssistant ProfessorJohnson Tower 810
509-335-5225
sam.noll@wsu.edu
Thomas PrestonProfessor

Research Interest:
International relations, security studies, foreign policy analysis, political Psychology
Johnson Tower 810
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
WSU Pullman
509-335-5451
michael.ritter@wsu.edu
Michael SalamoneAssociate Professor & Graduate Studies Director

Research Interest:
Public perceptions 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, normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of expertise, virtue theory
Subfields:
Philosophy of action, philosophy of law, political philosophy, business ethics, virtue epistemology
Johnson Tower 817
509-335-7121
mstichter@wsu.edu
Paul ThiersAssociate ProfessorVMMC 102S, Vancouver
360-546-9466
pthiers@wsu.edu

Lecturer

NameTitleContact information
Jason GriffinLecturerJohnson Tower 624
WSU Pullman
jason_griffin@wsu.edu
Joe W. Huseby
Global Lecturer
jwhuseby@wsu.edu
Aman McLeod
Lectureraman.mcleod@wsu.edu
Robert Vaughan
Lecturer
Johnson Tower 622
WSU Pullman
revaughan@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 information
Karen ChaseAdministrative Assistant 3
Johnson Tower 801
509-335-2544
karen.chase@wsu.edu
Kari NelsonFinance/Budget ManagerWilson-Short 204C
509-335-6116
kari.nelson1@wsu.edu
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
Benjamin WellerFiscal Specialist 2Wilson-Short