Political Science

Jackie Baker

Jackie Baker became the Departmental Assistant for the Political Science Department in April 2010. She works directly with the professors in the department and oversees five student workers. In addition, she is the Programming Assistant to the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities.

 

Stephen Wirls

Stephen H. Wirls joined the faculty of the Political Science department in 1994. He teaches courses on American politics and political thought, including the introductory courses (110: Political Questions and 151: United States Politics) and upper level courses on Congress, American Political Thought, The Classical Search for Justice, and The Modern Search for Justice. He has taught frequently, and happily, in the Search program.

Keith C. Gibson

Keith Gibson joins the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Gibson received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  His areas of expertise include urban politics, public policy, electoral behavior and civic participation, and income inequality.  Dr. Gibson brings over ten years of experience working in the fields of public opinion and has worked in Washington, D.C. on some of the most pressing issues facing our country.  He was awarded the John W.

Marcus Pohlmann

Professor Marcus D. Pohlmann did his undergraduate work at Cornell College, his graduate work at Columbia University, and he was the first political scientist to teach in the Soviet Union as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer. He has taught at Bates College, The College of Wooster, Arkansas State University, and Rhodes College. He has been at Rhodes since 1986 and was chair of the Department of Political Science for 16 of those years. He has coached the college’s highly competitive intercollegiate Mock Trial team to four national championships.

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College, a Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, and Senior Contributing Editor and Book Editor of the Cook Political Report

Amy Jasperson

Dr. Jasperson’s teaching and research interests focus on American politics, political communication, public opinion, and political psychology.

Dan Cullen

Daniel Cullen teaches political philosophy and the humanities and directs (with Stephen Wirls) The Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy, which promotes civic education through liberal education, with special attention to the philosophic sources of modern democracy. Cullen is the author of Freedom in Rousseau′s Political Philosophy and several essays on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Montaigne, democratic theory, and liberal education. His is editor and contributor to Liberal Education and Liberal Democracy(forthcoming from Lexington Books).

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