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 three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
NICOLE DETRAZ, Associate Professor, PhD (2009), Colorado State University 
ERIC GROENENDYK, Associate Professor, PhD (2009), University of Michigan 
DOUGLAS IMIG, Professor, PhD (1991), Duke University 
MATTHIAS KAELBERER, Professor, PhD (1997), Princeton University 
DURSUN PEKSEN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2008), University of Memphis 
SHARON A. STANLEY, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), University of California, Berkeley 
KRIS-STELLA TRUMP, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), Harvard University 
DEREFE CHEVANNES, Assistant Professor, PhD (2019), University of Connecticut 
SHELBY GROSSMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), Harvard University 
LEAH CATHRYN WINDSOR, PhD (2012), The University of Mississippi 
MICHAEL SANCES, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.
*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*