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Faculty

Our faculty hold degrees from the leading centers of graduate education in the United States, and give the Department the ability to teach courses and supervise graduate research in political behavior, public opinion, racial, ethnic and gender politics, modern political theory, international conflict and war, political development, democratization, public policy, judicial behavior, and more.

Stephen Bloom, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Political Science

Professor Bloom (Ph.D., UCLA, 2004) joined the SIU faculty in Fall 2006.



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Stephen Bloom

Office: Faner 3164
Phone: (618) 453-3183
Email: bloom@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

Benjamin Bricker, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Political Science

Professor Bricker (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2013; J.D., University of Illinois, 2008) joined the SIU political science faculty as assistant professor in fall 2014. He holds a cross appointment in the School of Law.



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Benjamin Bricker

Office: Faner 3128
Phone: (618) 453-3169
Email: brickeb@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

Scott Comparato, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention

Political Science

Professor Comparato (Ph.D., Washington University, 2000) joined the SIU faculty in fall 2000.



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Scott Comparato

Office: Faner 3142
Phone: (618) 453-1154
Email: scompara@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

J. Tobin Grant, Professor, Department Chair

Political Science

Professor Grant (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2001) joined the department in fall 2001.



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J. Tobin Grant

Office: Faner 3124
Phone: (618) 453-3167
Email: grant@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

Scott McClurg, Professor

Political Science

Professor McClurg (Ph.D., Washington University, 2000) joined SIU Carbondale in fall 2001. He holds a joint appointment with Political Science and Journalism. His general areas of research focus on political communications, campaigns and election, public opinion and voting behavior, and American politics more generally.



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Scott McClurg

Office: Faner 3130
Phone: (618) 453-3179
Email: mcclurg@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
Website

Kenneth Mulligan, Associate Professor

Political Science

Professor Mulligan (Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2004) joined the SIU faculty in Fall 2006.



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Kenneth Mulligan

Office: Faner 3179
Phone: (618) 453-3182
Email: kmulliga@siu.edu
CV (external PDF link)
Website

Stephen Shulman, Associate Professor

Political Science

Professor Shulman (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1996) teaches courses in international relations, international security, international political economy, American foreign policy, and ethnic politics.



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Stephen Shulman

Office: Faner 3163
Phone: (618) 453-3194
Email: shulman@siu.edu
CV (PDF)

Virginia Tilley, Professor

Political Science

Professor Virginia Tilley specializes in the comparative and international politics of ethnic and racial conflict. She holds an MA (1993) and PhD (1997) in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Arab Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University (Washington DC).



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Virginia Tilley

Office: Faner 3171
Phone: (618) 453-3155
Email: vtilley@siu.edu
CV (PDF)
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