The faculty regularly publish in leading academic journals and presses; they’ve held internationally and nationally competitive fellowships and grants; they have regularly advised domestic and international agencies; and advance research while holding conferences in fields such as Conflict and Human Rights, Women and Politics and Nationalist and Ethno-Religious Dynamics.

Not only does the faculty at SPGS encourage students to understand the nation and world from an institutional perspective but they also emphasize research that links theory with real world issues and action through policy.

Name
Expertise
Kim Fridkin
Foundation Professor
 
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Michael Hechter
Foundation Professor
 
480-727-0735
  
Patrick Kenney
Dean, CLAS and Foundation Professor
 
480-727-2634
  
University Professor of Social Sciences
 
Rodney Hero
Raul Yzaguirre Chair and Professor
 
480-965-3034
Stefanie Lindquist
Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
Cameron Thies
School Dir & Professor
 
480-727-2518
  
Roxanne Doty
Associate Professor
 
480-965-9314
  
Richard Herrera
Associate Dir of Undergrad & Associate Professor
 
480-965-1331
  
Associate Professor
 
480-727-9901
  
Avital Simhony
Associate Professor
 
480-727-8189
  
Name
Expertise
Jennifer Steen
Assoc Research Professor
 
Anand Gopal
Asst Research Professor
 
Peter Bergen
Professor of Practice (FSC)
 
Bruce Pagel
Professor of Practice
 
480-965-7614
Candace Rondeaux
Professor of Practice
 
Robert Schmidle
Professor of Practice
 
Terence Ball
Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-3034
  
Jack Crittenden
Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-1784
  
Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-1316
  
Ruth Jones
Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-6605
  
Sheldon Simon
Emeritus Professor
 
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Name
Expertise
Rebecca Cordell
Postdoc Research Assoc nb2008
Visiting Scholar
Fabian Neuner
Visiting Scholar
Milos POPOVIC
Postdoc Rsrch Asst FSC 2008
Name
Terence Ball
Emeritus Professor
 
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Jack Crittenden
Emeritus Professor
 
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Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-1316
  
Ruth Jones
Emeritus Professor
 
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Sheldon Simon
Emeritus Professor
 
480-965-1317
  
Stephen Walker
Professor Emeritus
 
480-965-9321
  
Professor Emeritus
 
Name
Expertise
Kim Fridkin
Foundation Professor

Fridkin's current research interests are negative campaigning, women and politics, and senate elections.

480-965-4195
COOR 6752
Michael Hechter
Foundation Professor

Hechter holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and is an elected fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

480-727-0735
COOR 6674
Patrick Kenney
Dean, CLAS and Foundation Professor

Kenney is a Foundation Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies and has been on the Arizona State University faculty since 1986. He is also an alumnus of the University of Iowa.

480-727-2634
Armstrong Hall Suite 240
University Professor of Social Sciences

Calhoun’s work focuses on strengthening the ability of the social sciences, working together with the natural sciences and humanities, to address the most complex problems facing society today.

Kenneth Abbott
Professor

Abbott's research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of international law and politics, focusing on public and private global governance . He is is a lead faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project.

480-965-5917
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Beus Center for Law and Society
Keith Brown
Center Dir (ACD) & Professor

Brown is the director of ASU’s Melikian Center. His research has focused on the Balkans, exploring in particular the comparative politics of history-writing, and the creation and erosion of fellow-feeling.

480-965-2830
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Rodney Hero
Raul Yzaguirre Chair and Professor

Hero's research and teaching focus on American democracy and politics, especially through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State and Urban Politics.

480-965-3034
Okechukwu Iheduru
Professor

Iheduru joined the ASU faculty in fall 2004. He received his bachelor's (Honors) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, his master's from the University of Akron, and his doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

480-965-1303
COOR 6714
Miki Kittilson
Professor

Kittilson joined the ASU faculty in fall 2004. She studies gender politics, electoral behavior, electoral systems and political parties from a comparative perspective.

Stefanie Lindquist
Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lindquist joined ASU in 2016. She is recognized as an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, administrative law, and empirical legal studies and award-winning educator.

Cameron Thies
School Dir & Professor

Thies conducts research in the areas of statebuilding in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, and international relations theory.

480-727-2518
Lattie Coor Hall 6748 975 S. Myrtle Ave.
George Thomas
Professor

Thomas’s research and teaching focus on world cultural processes and their constitutive effects on authority, agency, and identity. He studies how these processes affect religions and how religions engage them.

480-965-8563
COOR 6684
Carolyn Warner
Associate Dir of Grad & Professor

Warner’s research and teaching areas are religion and politics, the military, and the political economy of corruption in the global political economy.

480-965-5201
COOR 6738
Roxanne Doty
Associate Professor

Doty joined the ASU faculty in 1990. She received her bachelor's and master's from ASU and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

480-965-9314
COOR 6708
Richard Herrera
Associate Dir of Undergrad & Associate Professor

Herrera joined the ASU faculty in 1989. He received his bachelor's and master's from St. Mary's University and his doctorate from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

480-965-1331
COOR 6702
Magda Hinojosa
Assoc Professor

Hinojosa studies women's under-representation in Latin American politics. She authored "Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America" (Temple University Press 2012).

480-965-4197
COOR 6774
Valerie Hoekstra
Associate Professor

Hoekstra''s research and teaching interests focus on judicial politics, especially judicial decision making, the effect of Supreme Court decisions on public opinion, and diversity on constitutional courts.

480-965-8563
COOR 6770
Jennet Kirkpatrick
Assoc Professor

Kirkpatrick researches American political thought, with an emphasis on social movements, law, and social change. Her other interests include law and society, morality and politics, and feminist theory.

480-965-2791
Paul Lewis
Associate Professor

Lewis is interested in the determinants and effects of public policies, and in the way people think about policy. Many of his publications examine local policies relating to urban development and community change.

480-727-8321
COOR 6782
Victor Peskin
Associate Professor

Peskin joined ASU in 2006. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and human rights.

480-965-4733
COOR 6688
Associate Professor

Ramirez studies the role of democratic and non-democratic processes on political preference formation with a special emphasis on how these processes impact racial and ethnic minorities.

480-727-9901
COOR 6772
Avital Simhony
Associate Professor

Challenging the conventional wisdom—that whatever else liberalism is, it is, beyond question, a type of individualism—is Professor Avital's task.

480-727-8189
COOR 6762
David Siroky
Associate Professor

Siroky is a core faculty member of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity.

480-965-8563
COOR 6676
Reed Wood
Associate Professor

Wood’s research broadly focuses on political violence, conflict processes, and human rights.

480-965-4686
COOR 6760
Lenka Bustikova
Assistant Professor

Buštíková's research focuses on party politics, voting behavior, clientelism, and state capacity, with special reference to Eastern Europe.

480-965-8563
COOR 6668
Asst Professor

Hanson's research focuses on autocracies, with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union.

Assistant Professor

Lasala-Blanco's current work focuses on the development of civic skills among first-generation Latino immigrants in the U.S.

Valerie Mueller
Asst Professor

Mueller's primary research interest is in quantifying the drivers and consequences of the climate-migration nexus in the developing world.

Sarah Shair-Rosenfield
Assistant Professor

Shair-Rosenfield received her master's (2009) and doctorate (2012) in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

480-727-5983
COOR 6768
Glenn Sheriff
Assistant Professor

Sheriff's research focus on the distribution of benefits and costs of environmental, natural resource, and climate policy.

Henry Thomson
Assistant Professor

Thomson's research focuses on the political economy of authoritarianism and democratization.

Thorin Wright
Assistant Professor

Wright's primary research interests include state repression and human rights, and international conflict dynamics.

480-727-5982
COOR 6730
Jennifer Steen
Assoc Research Professor

A former political consultant, Steen's theoretical and empirical work on the American electoral process is complemented by her background in the rough-and-tumble world of political campaigns.

COOR 6768
Anand Gopal
Asst Research Professor

Gopal is a journalist and sociologist who has worked extensively in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Gina Woodall
Senior Lecturer

Woodall's primary research interests are social media in the political science classroom and gender, the media, and negative campaigns.

480-727-7890
COOR 6694
Tara Lennon
Lecturer

Lennon's academic training is in political philosophy and international relations. Her studies focus on theories of political representation.

480-965-3627
COOR 6700
Christina Schatzman
Lecturer

Schatzman's courses examine politics through a comparative lens and in a globalized world.

480-965-8563
COOR 6730
Henry Sivak
Lecturer

Sivak's interests include the politics of secession and self-determination, cultural globalization, and global cities.

480-965-1336
COOR 6698
Peter Bergen
Professor of Practice (FSC)

Peter L. Bergen has written extensively about al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Pakistan, counterterrorism, homeland security and the Middle East.

Jeffrey Kubiak
Professor of Practice (FSC)

Kubiak is the senior fellow at the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University. He is a retired Air Force colonel having served more than 26 years on active duty.

480-965-8563
Bruce Pagel
Professor of Practice

Pagel currently teaches national security policy at ASU and works as a consultant on criminal justice, corporate due diligence and national security matters.

480-965-7614
Candace Rondeaux
Professor of Practice

Rondeaux is a senior fellow with the Center on the Future of War at ASU and an expert on security sector reform, governance, and electoral politics in conflict settings.

Daniel Rothenberg
Professor of Practice (FSC)

Rothenberg is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War, working on human rights, international law, and conflict.

School of Politics and Global Studies PO Box 873902
Robert Schmidle
Professor of Practice

Schmidle has a doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Defense Science Board.

Daniel Pout
Instructor

Pout joined the School of Politics and Global Studies as an instructor in January 2016.

Charles Ripley
Instructor

Ripley's major fields of study are international relations and comparative politics with an emphasis on U.S. foreign policy, international political economy, security studies, and Latin American politics.

480-965-7514
COOR 6760
Vanessa Friedman
Faculty Associate

I have a PhD in political science from the University of Maryland and have been teaching for over 20 years. My fields include international relations and political economy.

Clifford Koehler
Faculty Assoc

Koehler's primary research interests include the role of identity in international politics, specifically for the region of East Asia.

Terence Ball
Emeritus Professor

Ball's research interests include political theory and environmental political theory; conceptual history; history of Western political thought, esp. 17th-19th c., and American political thought.

480-965-3034
COOR 6780
Jack Crittenden
Emeritus Professor

Crittenden is an emeritus professor of political science within the School of Politics and Global Studies.

480-965-1784
COOR 6754
Emeritus Professor

Dantico's current teaching and research interests include urban government and politics, political action, minority politics, women and politics, and research methods.

480-965-1316
COOR 6764
Ruth Jones
Emeritus Professor

Jones joined the Arizona State University faculty in 1981. Her current consulting focuses on state-level campaign finance and her research and teaching interests include money and politics and political scandals.

480-965-6605
Coor 6736
Sheldon Simon
Emeritus Professor

Simon came to ASU in 1975 to chair the Political Science Department. Subsequently, he served as director of The Center for Asian Studies. He holds a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

480-965-1317
COOR 6716
Stephen Walker
Professor Emeritus

Walker’s research interests focus on conflict management and resolution, foreign policy analysis, and political psychology.

480-965-9321
COOR 6778
Richard Davis
Professor of Practice

Davis is a Founding Fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at the University of Oxford.

Professor Emeritus

Retiring from a 39-year career at ASU in 2008, Professor Watson now resides on the Washington coast, teaching the occasional online course and serving as a research assistant to his spouse, Mary Ann McHugh.

Coor Hall - 6th Floor PO Box 873902