Faculty and Staff

Ericka A. Albaugh

Ericka A. Albaugh

Associate Professor of Government

African politics, language, education, development, natural resources, conflict
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Bradley O. Babson

Distinguished Lecturer in Government

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Barbara Elias

Barbara Elias

Assistant Professor of Government
(on leave for the fall 2017 semester)

Counterinsurgency, U.S. Foreign Policy, Security Studies, Middle East Politics, Islam and Politics
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Paul N. Franco

Paul N. Franco

Professor of Government
Chair of Department

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Michael M. Franz

Michael M. Franz

Professor of Government

American politics, campaigns and elections, political advertising, interest groups
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Rebecca Davis Gibbons

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

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Alyssa Maraj Grahame

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

Comparative politics, political economy, Western Europe, the Arctic, contentious politics, international finance & financial crises
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Laura A. Henry

Laura A. Henry

Associate Professor of Government
(on leave for the 2017-18 academic year)

Comparative politics, Russia/E. Europe, environmental politics, NGOs and social movements.
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Christopher Heurlin

Christopher Heurlin

Assistant Professor of Government and Asian Studies (on leave for spring 2018 semester)

Chinese Politics, US-China Relations, N. Korea, Dictatorships, Protests, Social Movements
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George S. Isaacson

George S. Isaacson

Adjunct Lecturer in Government

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Chryl N. Laird

Chryl N. Laird

Assistant Professor of Government

American Politics, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Experimental and Survey Methods
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Henry C.W. Laurence

Henry C.W. Laurence

Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies

Japanese and comparative political economy, media and politics. 
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Janet M. Martin

Janet M. Martin

Professor of Government

U.S. Congress, the American Presidency, women and politics, presidential-Congressional relations
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Christian P. Potholm

Christian P. Potholm

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government

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Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige

Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government

American politics, presidency, public administration and executive branch management, interbranch relations
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Jeffrey S. Selinger

Jeffrey S. Selinger

Associate Professor of Government
(on leave for the 2017-18 academic year)

American political development, political parties, presidency,​ policy history
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Maron Sorenson

Assistant Professor of Government

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Allen L. Springer

Allen L. Springer

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional and International Law and Government
(on leave for the spring 2018 semester)

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Shana Starobin

Shana Starobin

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Government
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Jean M. Yarbrough

Jean M. Yarbrough

Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences

Political Theory, American Political Thought
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Emeriti Faculty

DeWitt John 
Thomas F. Shannon Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies Emeritus


Department Coordinator

Lynne Pennell Atkinson
Hubbard Hall 206
latkinso@bowdoin.edu
telephone (207) 725-3295
fax (207) 725-3168