Political Science Faculty

Justin Leinaweaver, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional
Research and

Assistant Professor of
Political Science

  Elizabeth Paddock, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Daniel Ponder, Ph.D.
L.E. Meador Professor of Political Science
Director of the L.E. Meador
Center for Politics
and Citizenship

Pre-Law Advisor
Ted Vaggalis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
Jeff VanDenBerg, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Political Science
Program Director of Middle East Studies


Kathy Jester
Academic Department 
Administrative Assistant
Angela Hitchcock Angela Hitchcock
Floating Academic Department Administrative Assistant