DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review
of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains
six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct
Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research
Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full
or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.
ROBERT BLANTON, III, Professor, PhD (1996), The University of South Carolina 
SHANNON BLANTON, Professor, PhD (1996), The University of South Carolina 
DOUGLAS IMIG, Professor, PhD (1991), Duke University 
MATTHIAS KAELBERER, Professor, PhD (1997), Princeton University 
J. HARVEY LOMAX, Associate Professor, PhD (1979), The University of Chicago 
SHARON A. STANLEY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of California, Berkeley 
NICOLE DETRAZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Colorado State University 
ERIC GROENENDYK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), University of Michigan 
HEATHER A. LARSEN-PRICE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2006), University of Washington 
DURSUN PEKSEN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Missouri 
RAY MICHAEL COLLINS, JD (1979), Memphis State University 
LEAH CATHRYN WINDSOR, MA (2012), The University of Mississippi 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
MICHAEL ARMOUR, PhD (1990), The University of Mississippi 
GRANT GIBSON, JD, Fordham Law School 
BRIAN KELSEY, JD (2003), Georgetown University Law Center 
PAUL A. MEGO, PhD (1999), The University of Alabama 
BRICE TIMMONS, JD (2010), The University of Memphis 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.