Politics & Government Experts

Christopher Ojeda

Christopher Ojeda

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Christopher Ojeda’s research focuses on the social and economic origins of political inequality, especially those rooted in childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.


Matt Buehler

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

Matt Buehler is an assistant professor of political science and a global security fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. His research area is comparative politics with expertise in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa.


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.


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.