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The Iowa faculty includes distinguished scholars in all the main fields of our discipline. They serve on professional boards of national and international significance. They have published many important research papers and monographs. And many have been awarded prizes for teaching excellence. As a group, the Political Science faculty is among the most highly ranked in the University.

Department Chair & Administrator

Faculty

American Politics
Name Title Office Email
Frederick J. Boehmke Professor, Director of Graduate Studies 308 SH

frederick-boehmke@uiowa.edu

G.R. Boynton Professor 340 SH

bob-boynton@uiowa.edu

Cary R. Covington Associate Professor 305 SH

cary-covington@uiowa.edu

Douglas Dion Associate Professor 351 SH

douglas-dion@uiowa.edu

Timothy M. Hagle Associate Professor 347 SH

timothy-hagle@uiowa.edu

Jim Leach Visiting Professor 359 SH

james-leach@uiowa.edu

Kyle Mattes Assistant Professor 342 SH

kyle-mattes@uiowa.edu

Tracy Osborn Associate Professor 375 SH

tracy-osborn@uiowa.edu

Julianna Pacheco Assistant Professor 326 SH

julianna-pacheco@uiowa.edu

Tom W. Rice Professor 359 SH

tom-rice@uiowa.edu

Rene Rocha Associate Professor 314 SH

rene-rocha@uiowa.edu

Kelly Shaw Des Moines Internship Program

kelly-shaw@uiowa.edu

Caroline J. Tolbert Professor 321 SH

caroline-tolbert@uiowa.edu

Armando Zavaleta Visiting Assistant Professor 375 SH

armando-zavaleta@uiowa.edu

Comparative Politics
Name Title Office Email
Vicki Hesli Claypool Professor 309 SH

vicki-claypool@uiowa.edu

Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen Visiting Associate Professor 338 SH

ronald-mcmullen@uiowa.edu

William M. Reisinger Professor 317 SH

william-reisinger@uiowa.edu

Frederick Solt Assistant Professor 324 SH

frederick-solt@uiowa.edu

Wenfang Tang Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Hua Hsia Chair of Chinese Culture and Institutions 371 SH

wenfang-tang@uiowa.edu

International Relations
Name Title Office Email
John A.C. Conybeare Professor 363 SH

john-conybeare@uiowa.edu

Nicholas Grossman Adjunct Lecturer 369 SH

nicholas-grossman@uiowa.edu

Kelly M. Kadera Associate Professor 373 SH

kelly-kadera@uiowa.edu

Brian Lai Associate Professor 319 SH

brian-lai@uiowa.edu

Sara Mitchell Department Chair & Professor 307 SH

sara-mitchell@uiowa.edu

Alyssa Prorok Assistant Professor 311 SH

alyssa-prorok@uiowa.edu

Political Theory
Name Title Office Email
Paul Gowder Associate Professor of Law 407 BLB

paul-gowder@uiowa.edu

John S. Nelson Professor 331 SH

john-nelson@uiowa.edu