College of Arts and Sciences

School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Graduate Faculty

DANA BAKER, Associate Professor and Director, Master of Public Affairs Program, WSU Vancouver (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin)
Years at WSU: Fall 2005 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Disability Policy, Health Policy, Agenda Setting, Issue Definition, Human & Civil Rights

JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Professor and Director (Ph.D., University of Arizona)
Years at WSU: Fall 1996 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Hume

CORNELL CLAYTON, C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor and Director of the Foley Institute (D.Phil., Oxford University)
Years at WSU: Fall 1992 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Law and Courts, American Politics, Normative Theory

MARTHA COTTAM, C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Intercommunal Conflict (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
Years at WSU: 1981–82, Fall 1991 to present
Areas of Research Interest: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, Political Violence

BILL KABASENCHE, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Tennessee)
Years at WSU: Fall 2007 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Bioethics, Moral Psychology, Practical Ethics (particularly virtues)

CLAUDIA LEEB, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., University of Vienna, Austria)
Years at WSU: Beginning fall 2012
Areas of Research Interest: Contemporary Political Theory and Philosophy, 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Political Thought, Feminist Political Theory, Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Democratic Theory, History of Political Thought

CAROLYN LONG, Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver (Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Years at WSU: Fall 1995 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Public Law, American Institutions

NICHOLAS P. LOVRICH, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
Years at WSU: Fall 1977 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Public Administration, Public Policy

AMY G. MAZUR, C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor (Ph.D., New York University)
Years at WSU: 1990–91, Fall 1994 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Comparative Public Policy, Women and Politics, Comparative Politics

MICHAEL MYERS, Professor (Ph.D., University of Hawaii)
Years at WSU: Fall 1991 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Philosophy of Religion, Asian and Comparative Philosophy

DAVID NICE, Professor (Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Years at WSU: Fall 1988 to present
Areas of Research Interest: American Institutions, Public Policy, State and Local Government

THOMAS PRESTON, C.O. Johnson Distinguished Professor and Associate Director/Graduate Director (Ph.D., The Ohio State University)
Years at WSU: Fall 1994 to present
Areas of Research Interest: International Relations, American Foreign and Defense Policy, International Security, Political Psychology

TRAVIS RIDOUT, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)
Years at WSU: Fall 2003 to present
Areas of Research Interest: American Politics, Political Behavior, Methodology

MICHAEL F. SALAMONE, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
Years at WSU: Beginning fall 2012
Areas of Research Interest: American Government and Politics, Judicial Politics, Constitutional Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Public Opinion, Political Institutions, Quantitative Methods, and Experimental Design

DAVID SHIER, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Wayne State University)
Years at WSU: Fall 1995 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

STEVEN STEHR, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
Years at WSU: Spring 1994 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Public Administration, Public Policy

MARK STEPHAN, Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver (Ph.D., Princeton University)
Years at WSU: Fall 2001 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Environmental Policy, Grass Roots Political Movements, and State/Civil Society Relations

MATT STICHTER, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University)
Years at WSU: Fall 2007 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law

PAUL THIERS, Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver (Ph.D., University of Oregon)
Years at WSU: Fall 1999 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Political Development

DARRYL WOOD, Associate Professor, WSU Vancouver (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Years at WSU: Fall 2007 to present
Areas of Research Interest: Victimology, Alcohol & Violence, American Indian/Alaska Native Crime & Criminal Justice Issues, Rural Crime & Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice

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School of Politics, Philosophy, & Public Affairs
Washington State University
801 Johnson Tower
PO Box 644880
Pullman, WA 99164-4880
Phone: 509-335-2544
Fax: 509-335-7990

Graduate & Student Records Coordinator

Bonnie Kemper
bkemper@wsu.edu

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