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  • Vaughn May, Ph.D.
    Vaughn May, Ph.D.
    Professor and Department Chair
    Ph.D. in Political Science, Vanderbilt University, Specialization: American Institutions; Southern Politics
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  • Nathan Griffith, Ph.D.
    Nathan Griffith, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. in Political Science, Indiana University, Specialization: Constitutional Law; European Politics; Methodology
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  • Susan Jellissen, Ph.D.
    Susan Jellissen, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Specialization: Comparative Politics; Political Violence and Terrorism; Middle Eastern Politics
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