Political Science

Assistant Professor

I teach courses in Global Development Studies and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). My research focuses on the intersection of democratic decentralization and climate change... See full profile

Ryan Dawkins
Visiting Assistant Professor

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grinnell College.   I specialize in American politics and research methods with a minor field in public policy. My research focus is in political... See full profile

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Assistant Professor

I'm originally from Galway, Ireland and made it to Grinnell by way of Leiden (Holland), Copenhagen, Washington, London, Oslo, and finally Wisconsin, either working in international... See full profile

Professor, Emeritus

While his initial research agenda was on mass attitudes and behavior in Africa, over the last decade his research has focused on comparable phenomena in Russia. In particular, he is... See full profile

Associate Professor

Peter Hanson is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a specialist in American politics. He teaches courses on constitutional law and American political institutions. 

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Assistant Professor

I teach American Politics and Policy Studies courses at Grinnell College as well as Introduction to Statistics.

My current research focuses on... See full profile

Assistant Professor - Russian, Central, and East European Studies Department Chair

Danielle Lussier is an assistant professor in political science. Her research focuses on democratization, the political behavior of former authoritarian regimes, and leadership, with a... See full profile

Professor - Policy Studies Department Chair
Rosenfield Professor of Political Science
Johanna Solomon
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Peace Studies

Johanna Solomon is the Mellon post-doctoral scholar at Grinnell College in Peace and Conflict Studies, in the Department of Political Science. She earned a doctorate from the University... See full profile

Barb Trish
Director of Rosenfield Program

Professor of Political Science with a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Ms. Trish is a generalist in U.S politics, with political parties, electoral politics and technology... See full profile

Professor, Senior Faculty

Before joining the Grinnell College faculty in 1991, Professor Willis taught political science and political economy at Boston College and Tulane University. Her research focuses on... See full profile