National Politics Experts

Bob Hutton

Senior Lecturer of History

Bob Hutton is a senior lecturer in history and researcher with expertise in the history of the American South and Appalachia, with particular emphasis on subjects relating to labor, politics, and government.


Nathan Kelly

Associate Professor of Political Science

Nathan Kelly is an associate professor of political science whose research looks at the political and policy roots of the growing income gap in the United States. His research helps explain how the choices we make at the ballot box can increase or decrease the income gap between the rich and the poor.


Brandon Prins

Professor of Political Science, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Global Security Program Fellow

Brandon Prins is a professor of political science whose research focuses on the relationship between domestic politics, international relations, and militarized conflict.


Richard Pacelle

Professor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Political Science

Richard Pacelle is an expert on the US Supreme Court. His other interests include American politics, Constitutional law, civil liberties, and the judicial process.


Anthony Nownes

Professor of Political Science

Anthony Nownes is a professor of political science whose research looks at lobbyists and interest groups within the United States at the local, state, and national levels. He’s also written about the impact of celebrity endorsements in political campaigns.