Robert Talisse

W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Philosophy Department · Vanderbilt University

Expert in contemporary political philosophy, with a focus in democratic theory and political epistemology.

Political Philosophy Philosophy Political Allegiances in Society Pragmatism Contemporary Political Philosophy

Elizabeth Zechmeister

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and Director of LAPOP · Vanderbilt University

Expert in Latin American political behavior and director of the world-renowned Latin American Public Opinion Project.

Democracy Polling Latin America Comparative Politics Latin America Democracy

Christopher Kilby

Professor of Economics | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Christopher Kilby, PhD, is an expert in political economy of development aid and how it is influenced by U.S. politics and world events.

Business Development Economics Foreign Aid Macroeconomic Theory Multilateral Aid

Timothy J. Shaffer

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Chair of Civil Discourse · University of Delaware

Prof. Shaffer studies the advancement of democratic practices by focusing on the role of civic professionals in institutional settings.

Civic Engagement Public Policy Civil Discourse Communication Deliberative Democracy

G. Michael Stathis

Professor of Political Science and International Relations · Southern Utah University

Specializing in political science, international relations, and media portrayal of Islamic religion

Theories of International Relations Islamic State Fourth Gulf War International Conflict American Government

Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Farnsworth has spent decades researching how media and politics intersect. Check out his website at stephenfarnsworth.net.

American Elections American Government The American Presidency Internet Politics Mass Media and Politics

Emile Lester

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Lester is an expert in church and state issues, especially controversies surrounding teaching religion in schools.

American Constitutional Law Church and State Issues Teaching Religion in Schools Minority Religious Groups Political Philosophy

Michael P. Lynch, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy · University of Connecticut

Dr. Lynch's research focuses on truth and fake news.

Information Technology and Knowledge Democracy and Public Discourse Fake News Truth

Erik Nisbet

Associate Professor | School of Communication · The Ohio State University

Expert in communication focused on non-democratic contexts, public diplomacy, foreign policy, public opinion and global problems.

Political Communication Public Opinion Science Communication

Heather Bastedo

Principal · Public Square Research

Heather Bastedo has more than ten years of experience in persuasion and motivation research

Politics Public Speaking Public Policy Policy Strategic Communications

Patrick Flavin, Ph.D.

Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science · Baylor University

Dr. Flavin focuses on political inequality, the impact of politics and public policies on citizens’ quality of life, and state politics.

Politics Inequality State Politics Teachers' Unions and Politics Quality of Life

Steven Schapiro, Ed.D.

Faculty Emerit - School of Leadership Studies · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty in Human & Organizational Development

Human Development Education for Democracy Community-Building Multicultural Education Men's Development

Daniel A. Smith

Professor · University of Florida

Daniel A. Smith examines how political institutions affect political behavior across and within the American states.

Election Administration Voting Ballot Measures Florida Politics State Politics and Elections

Martha Jackman

Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section · University of Ottawa

Martha Jackman specializes in constitutional law, with a particular focus on issues relating to women and other marginalized groups

Constitutional Law Charter of Rights Women Marginalized Groups Access to Health Care

Christian Houle

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Michigan State University

An expert on comparative politics of developing countries

Social Mobility Inequality Civil Wars Democracy Regime Change

Richard A. Wilson, Ph.D.

Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Wilson is an expert on hate speech and incitement on social media.

Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Anthropology Human rights trials International Human Rights

Ralph Carter

Piper Professor, Political Science · Texas Christian University

Professor Carter focuses on U.S. foreign, trade, and defense policy, with a particular emphasis on the roles played by members of Congress.

International Relations U. S. Foreign Policy in Film Middle East Russia North Korea

Kathy Roberts Forde

Professor of Journalism · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kathy Roberts Forde studies the Black freedom struggle and the press, First Amendment, literary journalism and history of book culture.

African American Freedom Struggle and the Press The First Amendment Journalism History Journalism Literary Journalism

Manisha Sinha, Ph.D.

Draper Chair in American History · University of Connecticut

Dr. Sinha is an expert in Civil War and Reconstruction

Feminism Abolition Slavery

Jonathan Hiskey

Associate Chair of Political Science · Vanderbilt University

Expert on Latin American politics and Latin American migration.

Honduras Guatemala Migration Crime in Latin America Immigration