Politics and Elections

American Politics/Public Policy

Class and U.S. Politics:

  • John Aldrich, professor of political science. Aldrich specializes in American politics and behavior, political institutions, formal theory, and methodology. (919) 660-4346; aldrich@duke.edu
  • Nicholas Carnes, assistant professor of public policy. Carnes studies how U.S. politicians' economic and social class backgrounds influence their choices and the factors that discourage poor and working-class Americans from running for public office. (919) 613-7330; nicholas.carnes@duke.edu
  • William Darity, professor of public policy, African and African-American studies and economics. Specializes in racial and ethnic economic inequality, racial achievement gap, financial crisis in developing countries.  Cell phone:  (919) 452 3118; william.darity@duke.edu

Congress:

  • Michael Munger, professor of political science. Specializes in congressional-presidential elections. Libertarian candidate for N.C. governor in 2008. (919) 660-4301; munger@duke.edu

Crime and Criminal Justice:

  • Philip Cook, professor of public policy, economics and sociology. Specializes in income inequality,  crime prevention, alcohol and gun control policy. Co-author of "The Winner Take All Society: Why the Few at the Top Get So Much More Than the Rest of Us." (301) 405-3494; (919) 260-4338; pcook@duke.edu

Elections:

  • David Rohde, professor of political science. Specializes in campaigns and elections, and American politics. (919) 452-6092; rohde@duke.edu

Election Law:

  • Guy-Uriel Charles, visiting professor of law. Specializes in constitutional law, civil procedure, election law, law and politics, and race. (919)613-7191; charles@law.duke.edu

Foreign Policy:

  • Joseph Grieco, professor of political science. Specializes in international relations, international political economy and problems of international conflict. (919) 660-4315; grieco@duke.edu

Institutions:

  • Georg Vanberg, professor of political science. Vanberg focuses on political institutions, particularly judicial, constitutional, and legislative politics and coalition theory. (919) 660-4311; georg.vanberg@duke.edu

Latino Politics:

  • Paula McClain, professor of political science, dean of The Graduate School. Specializes in racial and ethnic politics (elections, attitudes and behaviors), urban politics and civil rights; has researched the growing Latino population in the South, particularly in North Carolina; director of the Ralph Bunche Institute at Duke. (919) 681-1560; pmcclain@duke.edu

Lobbying/Participation:

  • Kristin Goss, assistant professor of public policy and political science. Specializes in lobbying issues, civic and political participation, role of voluntary associations and foundations in public policy, women and politics, politics of gun control. (919) 613-7331; kgoss@duke.edu

Psychology of Partisanship:

  • Peter Ubel, professor of marketing and public policy. A behavioral scientist, Ubel studies why we live in an increasingly polarized political environment. (919) 660-8003; peter.ubel@duke.edu

Public Finance:

  • Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, assistant professor of economics. Research focuses on public economics, with particular focus on government spending, corporate taxation, company location and local public goods. Projects include the effects of spending and taxation on the location of firms and individuals. (919) 660-1894; jc.suarez@duke.edu

Southern Politics, Race:

  • Kerry Haynie, professor of political science. Specializes in state politics, African-American politics, Southern politics, and race and poverty issues. (919) 452-7877; klhaynie@duke.edu

Economy

Finance/Wall Street/Government Stimulus:

  • Campbell Harvey, professor of international business. Specializes in financial markets, global macro economics, and risk management; has been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; conducts quarterly surveys of U.S. chief financial officers. (919) 660-7768; cam.harvey@duke.edu

Financial Market Regulation:

  • James Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law. Specializes in corporate and securities law. Has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading and market reform issues. (919) 613-7056; cox@law.duke.edu
  • Connel Fullenkamp, associate professor of economics. Specializes in financial market development and regulation; has been a visiting scholar and consultant at the IMF Institute of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. (919) 660-1843; cfullenk@econ.duke.edu

Income Inequality:

  • Philip Cook, professor of public policy, economics and sociology. Specializes in income inequality, societal impact of top salaries in entertainment and sports. Co-author of "The Winner Take All Society: Why the Few at the Top Get So Much More Than the Rest of Us." (301) 405-3494; (919) 260-4338; pcook@duke.edu

Monetary Policy:

  • John Coleman, professor of economics. Specializes in monetary policy, employment, the optimal method and rate of taxation, the adoption of technology in countries at different stages of development, economic motivations for ethnic conflict. (919) 660-7962; coleman@duke.edu

Marketing Psychology/Consumer Behavior:

  • Gavan Fitzsimons, professor of marketing and psychology. Specializes in consumer-brand relations, unintended and nonconscious consequences of marketing actions, and decision-making in restricted choice environments. Has done research on push-polling. (919) 660-7793; gavan@duke.edu

Outsourcing/Offshoring:

  • Arie Lewin, professor of sociology and business administration. Specializes in the globalization of innovation, new organization forms and the emergence of the global labor sourcing industry. (919) 660-7832; ayl3@duke.edu

Taxes:

  • Richard Schmalbeck, professor of law. Specializes in federal taxation and law and economics. Briefly served as special assistant to the associate director of the Office of Management and Budget. (919) 613-7078; schmalbeck@law.duke.edu
  • Lawrence A. Zelenak, professor of law. Specializes in income tax, corporate tax, has written articles on tax policy issues, including federal income taxation of individuals. Served as professor-in-residence at the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. (919) 613-7267; zelenak@law.duke.edu

Education

Early Childhood Development:

  • Kenneth A. Dodge, professor of public policy, psychology and neuroscience. Specializes in child abuse and neglect, adolescent development; director of Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy. (919) 613-9303; dodge@duke.edu

Higher Education:

  • Charles Clotfelter, professor of public policy, economics and law. Specializes in school desegregation, higher education, and money and sports in higher education. (919) 613-7361; charles.clotfelter@duke.edu

K-12:

  • David Malone, associate professor of the practice of education. Specializes in educational psychology, applications of cognitive science to teaching and learning, literacy, student-centered approaches to instruction, and experiential and service learning. (919) 660-3075; dmalone@duke.edu
  • Jan Riggsbee, director of the Program in Education and associate professor of the practice. Research interests include elementary education, teacher preparation, literacy instruction, early childhood education, mentoring. (919) 660-3077; jrigg@duke.edu

Desegregation:

  • Charles Clotfelter, professor of public policy, economics and law. Specializes in school desegregation, higher education, high-stakes testing, money and sports in higher education, and other education issues. (919) 613-7361; charles.clotfelter@duke.edu

Policymaking/Poverty:

  • Jenni Owen, lecturer in public policy and director of policy Initiatives at the Center for Child and Family Policy; specializes in crime and criminal justice, social policy; poverty and welfare.  (919) 613-9271; jwowen@duke.edu

School Accountability:

  • Helen Ladd, professor of public policy and economics. Specializes in charter schools, school-based accountability, market-based reforms, parental choice and competition, teacher quality, student achievement. (919) 613-7352; helen.ladd@duke.edu

Student Achievement/Homework:

  • Harris Cooper, professor of education, psychology and neuroscience. Researches the value of homework, making the most of summer school, the value of after-school programs, and the impact of school calendars and calendar variations on students and their families. (919) 660-3167; cooperh@duke.edu
  • Kristen R. Stephens, assistant professor of the practice of education. Specializes in gifted-child education; can discuss Race to the Top/No Child Left Behind; president of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented. (919) 660-3083; kstephen@duke.edu

Energy/Environmental

Energy Policy/Sustainability In Business:

  • Rick Larrick, associate professor of management at The Fuqua School of Business. Specializes in issues relating to sustainability in business, renewable energy sources and corporate environmental policies, individual and organizational decision-making. (919) 660-4076; rick.larrick@duke.edu
  • Dan Vermeer, executive director of Duke's Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE). Specializes in sustainability in business, water management, risk assessment, education, climate change, business strategy. (919) 660-1966; daniel.vermeer@duke.edu.
  • Richard G. Newell, associate professor of energy and environmental economics, director of Duke's university-wide Energy Initiative, former director of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Specializes in the economics of energy and environmental markets, policies and technologies; climate change; and energy efficiency.  (919) 681-8663; richard.newell@duke.edu
  • Billy Pizer, associate professor of public policy and environment. Specializes in environmental regulation, climate change and energy economics, energy policy. Served as deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy in the U.S. Treasury Dept, 2008-2011, and as economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisors, 2001-2002. (919) 613-8729; billy.pizer@duke.edu
  • Tim Profeta, director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in climate and energy legislation and policy; served as senior environmental counsel to Sen. Lieberman; (919) 613-8709; tim.profeta@duke.edu
  • Christopher Timmins, associate professor within the Department of Economics and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Specializes in natural resource and environment economics, industrial organization, and development, public and regional economics. (919) 660-1809; timmins@econ.duke.edu

Climate Change:

  • Gale Boyd, associate research professor in the Department of Economics and the Social Science Research Institute. He is also the director of the Triangle Federal Statistical Research Data Center.  He specializes in energy/environmental economics with a focus on energy management and benchmarking energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector. 919 660-6892; gale.boyd@duke.edu
  • Bill Chameides, professor, Nicholas School of the Environment. Specializes in global climate change and policy options to address it. Chameides worked for three years as the chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. (919) 613-8004; bill.chameides@duke.edu
  • Susan Lozier, professor of physical oceanography. Specializes in the ocean’s response to climate change and elevated carbon dioxide levels. Co-author of a study that found a surprising new pathway for the North Atlantic Ocean circulation, a conveyor belt-like current that helps regulate the Earth’s climate. (919) 681-8199; s.lozier@duke.edu
  • Jonas Monast, director for the climate and energy program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution regulation under the Clean Air Act and the intersection of financial markets and climate policy. (919) 681-7188; jonas.monast@duke.edu
  • Tim Profeta, founding director Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Specializes in market-based approaches to environmental regulations, with a particular focus on energy and climate change policy. He also specializes in the Clean Air Act, environmental law, and the politics of environmental protection efforts. (919) 613-8709;tim.profeta@duke.edu

Marine Conservation/Endangered Species:

  • Stuart L. Pimm, professor of conservation ecology. Specializes in endangered species conservation and extinctions, habitat loss, conservation laws and policies. (919) 613-8141; stuartpimm@me.com

Ocean/Coastal Policy:

  • Michael K. Orbach, professor of the practice of marine affairs and policy. Specializes in law of the ocean, coastal and marine management and policy. Served as adviser to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission. (252) 504-7606; mko@duke.edu
  • Orrin H. Pilkey, professor emeritus of geology. Specializes in beach nourishment and erosion, impact of hurricanes on coastal ecosystems and communities, sustainable coastal development. (919) 684-4238; opilkey@duke.edu

Offshore Drilling:

  • Lincoln Pratson, professor of earth and ocean sciences. Specializes in the role of sedimentary processes in the origin and timing of deep-sea oil and gas reservoirs along continental margins. (919) 681-8077;lincoln.pratson@duke.edu

Health Care

Health economics/policy:

  • Dr. Kevin A. Schulman, professor of medicine. Specializes in access to health care, the impact of reimbursement and regulatory policies on clinical practice, medical decision-making; associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, director of the Health Sector Management program at The Fuqua School of Business. (919) 668-8101; kevin.schulman@duke.edu
  • Frank A. Sloan, professor in health policy. Research interests include health policy, physician behavior and hospital behavior. (919) 613-9358; fsloan@duke.edu
  • Donald H. Taylor, associate professor of public policy studies. Conducts research on aging and comparative health systems, including Medicare, long-term care and health policy. (919) 613-9357; don.taylor@duke.edu.

Health inequalities:

  • Karla FC Holloway, professor of English. Specializes in health disparities, medical ethics, and race issues. (919) 684-8993; karla.holloway@duke.edu

Immigration

  • Noah Pickus, director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and associate research professor of public policy. Writes on issues of immigration, citizenship and national identity; has advised the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and others. (919) 660-3033;pickus@duke.edu

Middle East

  • Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science. Specializes in Middle East/U.S. policy, conflict prevention and peacekeeping, international security, issues of force and diplomacy. Served as foreign policy adviser to Clinton-Gore administration and campaigns of Obama-Biden and Gore-Lieberman. (919) 613-9208; bwj7@duke.edu
  • Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion and Islamic studies. Specializes in contemporary Muslim ethics, Islamic law, theology, and current affairs involving the Muslim world; expert on the traditional religious scholars, the ulama and the madrases of South Asia; author of "Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination," winner of the American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006). (919) 660-3520; moosa@duke.edu
  • Jen'nan Read, associate professor of sociology and global health. Expert on Muslim American political assimilation, Muslim Americans and the 2008 presidential election, and ethnicity and religion. (949) 266-4249; jennan.read@duke.edu

National Security/Terrorism/War

Military law and national security:

  • Charlie Dunlap, professor of the practice, Duke Law School; director of Duke's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Specializes in warfare policy and strategy, cyber-warfare, military commissions, counterinsurgency, nuclear issues and air power; former deputy judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force; retired from military in June 2010 as a major general. (919) 613-7233; dunlap@law.duke.edu

Muslim Americans/Muslim politics:

  • Abdullah T. Antepli, chief representative of Muslim affairs, adjunct faculty of Islamic Studies. Founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association and a member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. (919) 660-3566; a.antepli@duke.edu
  • Abdeslam Maghraoui, associate professor of the practice in political science. Maghraoui focuses on the interactions between culture and politics in the context of Arab and Muslim majority countries. (919) 660-4320; abdeslam.maghraoui@duke.edu
  • Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion and Islamic Studies. Specializes in contemporary Muslim ethics, Islamic law, theology, and current affairs involving the Muslim world; winner of the American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006). (919) 660-3520; moosa@duke.edu.
  • Jen'nan Read, associate professor of sociology and global health. Specializes in Muslim American political assimilation, Muslim Americans and the 2008 presidential election, and ethnicity and religion. (949) 266-4249; jennan.read@duke.edu.
  • David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a collaboration between Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International. Conducted study within Muslim American communities about strategies to deter homegrown terrorism. Served as Democratic staff director of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. (919) 613-9279; schanzer@duke.edu.

National Security and Terrorism:

  • David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a collaboration between Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International. Specializes in terrorism, Guantanamo Bay, national security policy. Served as Democratic staff director of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. (919) 613-9279; schanzer@duke.edu.
  • David Siegel, associate professor of political science. Siegel specializes in security, behavior and identities, political violence and terrorism, social networks, elections and political institutions. (919) 660-4330; david.siegel@duke.edu

War, civil-military relations:

  • Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy. Specializes in military and veterans' roles in domestic politics; relationship between war, presidential rhetoric and public opinion; president as commander-in-chief. Served as special adviser for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council from 2005-2007. Author of several books on civil-military relations. (919) 660-4331; pfeaver@duke.edu.

Politics and Religion

Congress and Religion:

  • Stephen Chapman, associate professor of Old Testament. Specializes in Old Testament; interests include politics and religion; former legislative assistant to a member of Congress.   (919) 660-3408; schapman@div.duke.edu.

Ethics and Government:

  • Jefferson Powell, professor of law and divinity. Specializes in Christian theological ethics and in the theological interpretation of contemporary society; served in both the federal and state governments, as a deputy assistant attorney general and as principal deputy solicitor general in the U.S. Department of Justice, and as special counsel to the attorney general of N.C. (919) 613-7098; powell@law.duke.edu.

History of Christianity/Contemporary Popular Religion:

  • Catherine C. Bowler, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in the U.S. Specializes in 19th and 20th century North American religion; focuses on topics in American Christianity including religion and ethnicity, religion and health, and contemporary popular religion. (919) 660-3592; kbowler@div.duke.edu.

Influence of the Black Church:

  • Willie Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies; interests also include liberation theologies, cultural identities and anthropology. (919) 660-3569; wjennings@div.duke.edu.

Theological Ethics:

  • Stanley Hauerwas, professor of theological ethics. Specializes in theological ethics and works across disciplinary lines in political theory, systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. Named "America’s Best Theologian" by TIME magazine in 2001. (919) 660-3420; carole.baker@duke.edu.

Poverty

  • David Brady, associate professor of sociology. Specializes in poverty and inequality, work and labor, social policy. (919) 660-5760; brady@soc.duke.edu.
  • Christina Gibson-Davis, associate professor of public policy and psychology. Specializes in analysis of anti-poverty programs, and the health and well-being of families and children. (919) 613-7364; cgibson@duke.edu.
  • Anirudh Krishna, associate professor of public policy and political science. Specializes in poverty, democracy and social capital, especially but not exclusively in developing countries. Author of "One Illness Away."  (919) 613-7337; anirudh.krishna@duke.edu.

Supreme Court/Federal Courts

  • Joseph Blocher, assistant professor of law. Specializes in constitutional law, the First and Second Amendments, capital punishment, and federal courts. (919) 613-7018; blocher@law.duke.edu.
  • Neil Siegel, professor of law and political science. Specializes in constitutional law, federal courts, public law and economics, and criminal law. Clerked with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before coming to Duke. (919) 613-7157; siegel@law.duke.edu.
  • Ernest A. Young, professor of law. Specializes in constitutional law, federal courts, and foreign-relations law. A leading authority on the constitutional law of federalism, has written extensively on the Rehnquist Court's "Federalist Revival." Clerked with Associate Justice David Souter. (919) 613-8506; young@law.duke.edu.