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tabitha benneyTabitha Benney

International Relations
Assistant Professor

Email: tabitha.benney@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73 RM 225


Areas of Expertise:

  • International currency markets
  • Environmental policy, esp. environmental markets in emerging economies
  • Varieties of capitalism

matthew burbankMatthew Burbank

American Politics
Associate Professor

Email: mburbank@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73 RM 232


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Mega-events
  • Public opinion
  • Urban politics

mark buttonMark Button

Political Theory
Professor & Department Chair

Email:  mark.button@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 220


Areas of Expertise:

  • Deliberative democracy
  • Civic education
  • Political ethics
  • Suicide

David Carter

Public Administration
Assistant Professor

Email: david.carter@mpa.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 221


Areas of Expertise:

  • Public policy theory
  • Policy analysis
  • Organic food regulation

Eun Bin Chung

International Relations, Political Psychology
Assistant Professor

Email: eunbinc@gmail.com
Office: Bldg 73, Rm 209


Areas of Expertise:

  • International security
  • Conflict resolution
  • Political psychology
  • Survey and field experiments

jim curryJames Curry

American Politics
Assistant Professor

Email: james.curry@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 225


 Areas of Expertise:

  • Congress
  • Leadership
  • Political parties

edmund fongEdmund Fong

American Politics, Ethnic Studies
Associate Professor

Email: edmund.fong@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 228


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • American politics

john francisJohn Francis

Comparative Politics
Research Professor

Email: john.francis@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 231


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Public lands
  • Public health
  • Western Europe
  • North America

jim goslingJim Gosling

American Politics
Professor

Email: pjg@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 231


Areas of Expertise:

  • Budgetary politics
  • Political economy
  • State and local politics

rick greenRick Green

Public Administration
Professor

Email: rick.green@mpa.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 211


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Administrative practices
  • Public Service
  • Ethics

sam handlinSam Handlin

Comparative Politics
Assistant Professor

Email: samhandlin@gmail.com
Office: Bldg 73, RM 210


Areas of Expertise:

  • Politics of developing countries
  • Elections
  • Political economy of development

tobias hofmannTobias Hofmann

International Relations, Comparative Politics
Assistant Professor

Email: tobias.hofmann@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 230


 Areas of Expertise: 

  • International trade agreements
  • European integration

claudio holznerClaudio Holzner

Comparative Politics, Associate Professor
CLAS,Director

Email: claudio.holzner@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: CTIHB, RM 210


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Immigration
  • Political participation
  • Social movements

steven johnstonSteven Johnston

Political Theory
Professor; Maxwell Endowed Chair

Email: steven.johnston@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 226


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Patriotism
  • Public space
  • Memorial practices

howard lehmanHoward Lehman

International Relations, Professor
IR Certificate Program, Director

Email: lehman@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 233


Areas of Expertise:

  • Globalization
  • Foreign aid
  • African politics

dan levinDaniel Levin

American Politics, Political Theory
Associate Professor

Email: daniel.levin@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 231


 Areas of Expertise:

  • Civil rights and liberties
  • Administrative law

baodong liuBaodong Liu

American Politics, Professor
Ethnic Studies, Department Associate Chair

Email: bblpo@yahoo.com
Office: Bldg 73, RM 227


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Urban and racial politics
  • Voting
  • Elections

steven lobellSteven Lobell

International Relations
Professor

Email: steven.lobell@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 227


Areas of Expertise:

  • International security
  • Foreign policy
  • Political economy
  • Middle East

sharon mastracciSharon Mastracci

Public Administration
Associate Professor

Email: sharon.mastracci@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 229


 Areas of Expertise: 

  • Public management
  • Emotional labor
  • Workplace diversity
  • Public service

dan mccoolDan McCool

American Politics
Professor

Email: dan.mccool@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 230


 Areas of Expertise: 

  • Water policy
  • Public lands
  • Native American voting rights

ella myersElla Myers

Political Theory, Gender Studies
Associate Professor

Email: ella.myers@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 228


 Areas of Expertise:

  • Citizen participation
  • Economic inequality
  • Race
  • Gender and politics

steven ottSteven Ott

Public Administration, Professor
MIAGE, Director

Email: jsott@cppa.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 237


Areas of Expertise:

  • Non-Profit sector
  • Public administration
  • Organizational theory and behavior

peri schwartz-sheaPeri Schwartz-Shea

American Politics, Public Administration
Professor

Email: psshea@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 232


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Research methods
  • Institutional review boards

Chris Simon

Public Administration, American Politics
Professor

Email: simon@cppa.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 211


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Alternative energy policy
  • Energy security
  • Education policy
  • Criminal justice

brent steeleBrent Steele

International Relations, Professor
Graduate Studies, Worthmuth Presidential Chair and Director


Email: brent.steele@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 226


Areas of Expertise:

  • Security
  • International relations
  • Ethics
  • Just war

lina svedinLina Svedin

Public Administration, Associate Professor
Public Policy, Public Administration, Director

Email: lina.svedin@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 229


Areas of Expertise:

  • Governmental responses to crises
  • Risk management

Yanqi Tong

Comparative Politics
Professor

Email: y.tong@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 209


Areas of Expertise:

  • Politics of China
  • Environmental politics in China
  • Political culture and governance

jesus valeroJesus Valero

Public Administration
Assistant Professor

Email: jesus.valero@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 221


 Areas of Expertise:

  • Nonprofit Organizations & Management
  • Public-Nonprofit Collaboration
  • Leadership

 

hakan yavuzM. Hakan Yavuz

Comparative Politics
Professor

Email: hakan.yavuz@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 210


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Transnational Islamic Networks
  • Ethnic/Religious conflict
  • Turkey
  • Middle East

 

Career-Line Faculty

Marjorie Castle

International Relations, Comparative Politics
Associate Professor Lecturer

Email: marjorie.castle@utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 233


Areas of Expertise:

  • Foreign policy
  • International security
  • Post-Soviet countries

tim chamblessTim Chambless

American Politics
Associate Professor Lecturer

Email: tchambless@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 212


Areas of Expertise: 

  • State and local politics
  • American Government

luke garrottLuke Garrott

Political Theory
Associate Professor Lecturer

Email: luke.garrott@poli-sci.utah.edu
Office: Bldg 73, RM 212


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Urban politics
  • Neighborhood democracy

 

 
   
Abdul M. Baksh Adjunct Associate Professor
Larry L. Bench Adjunct Associate Professor
Troy Booher Adjunct Instructor
Jill Etterlein Carter Adjunct Assistant Professor
Marjorie Castle Associate Professor Lecturer
Tim Chambless Associate Professor Lecturer
Mike Christensen Adjunct Associate Professor
Leslie Francis Adjunct Professor
Luke Garrott Associate Professor Lecturer
Kenneth A. Hansen Adjunct Instructor
Mickey Ibarra Adjunct Associate Professor
Kirk Jowers Associate Professor Lecturer
Courtney McBeth Clinical Instructor
M. Scott Mietchen Adjunct Instructor
Paul T. Morris Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Gary Nakao Adjunct Associate Professor
Steve Nelson Adjunct Associate Instructor
William David Patton Adjunct Professor
Sandra J Pershing Adjunct Associate Professor
Bryan K. Ritchie Adjunct Professor
Robert T. Rolfs Adjunct Professor
Steven Shaha Adjunct Professor
Robert Mower Spendlove Adjunct Instructor
Richard J Sperry MD Adjunct Professor
Kirk Torgensen Adjunct Assistant Professor
Constance B White Adjunct Assistant Professor
Michael Bernard Zuhl Adjunct Assistant Professor

Associate Instructors

Samantha Ball Associate Instructor
Doug Foxley Associate Instructor
Heidi Franco Associate Instructor
Tracy Graham Associate Instructor
Jerry Howe Adjunct Instructor
Frank Pignanelli Associate Instructor
Renee Tanner Graduate Instructor
Nora Wood Associate Instructor

Emeritus Faculty

Edward Epstein (deceased) Professor Emeritus
Lauren Holland Professor Emeritus
Ronald Hrebenar Professor Emeritus
Robert Huefner Professor Emeritus
Dan Jones Professor (Lecturer) Emeritus
James B. Mayfield Professor Emeritus
Susan Olson Professor Emeritus
Last Updated: 9/13/16