Politics & Government Experts

Julie Andsager

Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media

Professor Julie Andsager studies media, health, and public opinion.


Eric Keels

Eric Keels

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Global Security

Eric Keels’ primary research agenda explores the intersection of democracy and civil war—focusing on international mediation efforts and the durability of peace after civil wars.


Jon Shefner

Department Head, Professor

Jon Shefner’s research focuses on Latin America and globalization, as well as global austerity. His recent research focuses on the green economy and community engagement.


Michelle Brown

Associate Professor of Sociology

Michelle Brown, associate professor of sociology, builds her research from field work in US prisons to address the causes and consequences of mass incarceration and capital punishment and develop social justice alternatives to US criminal justice.


Jana Morgan

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Jana Morgan is an associate professor of political science whose research explores issues of inequality, exclusion, and representation in Latin American politics.


Shashi Nambisan

Professor of Civil Engineering, Education Director of the Southeastern Transportation Center

Sashi Nambisan is an expert on transportation and transportation safety and policy.


Joshua Fu

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Joshua Fu is an expert on climatic changes, air pollution and air quality, the impacts of extreme events on air, critical infrastructure, food, human health, land, and water, and transportation.


Courtney N. Wright

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Courtney N. Wright is an associate professor of communication studies with expertise in interpersonal communication and conflict management in close relationships, instructional settings, and organizations.


David Wolitz

Associate Professor of Law

David Wolitz is an associate professor of law and specializes in comparative criminal justice, criminal law, and criminal procedure.


Glenn Reynolds

Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law

Glenn Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, and has testified before Congressional committees on space law, international trade, and domestic terrorism