People

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 Office Office hours Email

Frederick J. Boehmke

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
308 SH T, Th 3:30 – 4:30pm, W 10:30 – 11:30am

and by appointment

frederick-boehmke@uiowa.edu

G.R. Boynton

Professor
340 SH M, W, F 1:30 – 2:30pm

and by appointment

bob-boynton@uiowa.edu

Cary R. Covington

Associate Professor
305 SH T, Th 10:30 – Noon

and by appointment

cary-covington@uiowa.edu

Douglas Dion

Associate Professor
351 SH T, Th 2:00 – 4:00pm; F 10:30 – Noon

and by appointment

douglas-dion@uiowa.edu

Timothy M. Hagle

Associate Professor
347 SH M 12:00 – 1:30pm & 4:45 – 6:15pm

and by appointment

timothy-hagle@uiowa.edu

Jim Leach

Visiting Professor
359 SH Email for appointment

james-leach@uiowa.edu

Kyle Mattes

Assistant Professor
342 SH W 1:00 – 4:00 pm

and by appointment

kyle-mattes@uiowa.edu

Tracy Osborn

Associate Professor
375 SH T 9:00 – Noon

tracy-osborn@uiowa.edu

Julianna Pacheco

Assistant Professor
326 SH M 9:30 – 12:30pm

and by appointment

julianna-pacheco@uiowa.edu

Tom W. Rice

Professor; Associate Provost for Faculty
359 SH Email for appointment

tom-rice@uiowa.edu

Rene Rocha

Associate Professor
314 SH T,Th 8:30 – 9:30am, W 3:30 – 4:30pm

and by appointment

rene-rocha@uiowa.edu

Kelly Shaw

Des Moines Internship Program
Des Moines Email for appointment

kelly-shaw@uiowa.edu

Caroline J. Tolbert

Professor; Director of PhD Placement
321 SH T,Th 11am – Noon, W 9am – Noon

and by appointment

caroline-tolbert@uiowa.edu

Armando Zavaleta

Visiting Assistant Professor
N/A

armando-zavaleta@uiowa.edu

Comparative Politics
Name Office Office hours Email

Vicki Hesli Claypool

Professor
309 SH T, Th 10:30 – 12:00pm

and by appointment

vicki-claypool@uiowa.edu

Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen

Lecturer
338 SH T,Th 8:15 – 9:45am

and by appointment

ronald-mcmullen@uiowa.edu

William M. Reisinger

Professor
317 SH No office hours for fall 2014

william-reisinger@uiowa.edu

Frederick Solt

Assistant Professor
324 SH W, F 9:30 – 11:00am

and by appointment

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 M 2:00 - 5:00pm

and by appointment

wenfang-tang@uiowa.edu

International Relations
Name Office Office hours Email

John A.C. Conybeare

Professor
363 SH M 1:00 – 2:30pm, W 2:00 – 3:30pm

and by appointment

john-conybeare@uiowa.edu

Nicholas Grossman

Lecturer
369 SH T, Th 1:00 – 2:30pm

and by appointment

nicholas-grossman@uiowa.edu

Kelly M. Kadera

Associate Professor
373 SH M 1:45-4:45pm

and by appointment

kelly-kadera@uiowa.edu

Brian Lai

Associate Professor
319 SH M 1:30 – 2:20pm, W 1:30 – 3:30pm

and by appointment

brian-lai@uiowa.edu

Sara Mitchell

Department Chair & Professor
307 SH T 3:00 – 4:30pm, W 10:30 – Noon

and by appointment

sara-mitchell@uiowa.edu

Alyssa Prorok

Assistant Professor
311 SH M 12:00 – 3:00pm

and by appointment

alyssa-prorok@uiowa.edu

Political Theory
Name Office Office hours Email

Paul Gowder

Associate Professor of Law
407 BLB Email for appointment

paul-gowder@uiowa.edu

John S. Nelson

Professor
331 SH M, T, W 9:30 – 10:20am

and by appointment

john-nelson@uiowa.edu