GOVERNMENT, POLITICS & LAW EXPERTS AT UK

Faculty and research experts at the University of Kentucky (UK) are available to speak to the news media about a variety of topics ranging from finance and economics to literature and the arts. Members of the media wishing to interview or consult with these individuals should call (859) 257-1754.


Categories:


Crime/Police

Joe Monroe, Chief, University of Kentucky Police Department
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5770, ext. 241
E-mail: ukpolicechief@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Trends in university crime
    Spring Break safety
    Crime prevention on campus STARR -- Self Defense Tactics and Risk Reduction (self-defense class)

Diplomacy

Carey Cavanaugh, Former Ambassador and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Professor of Diplomacy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 4666 or (859) 317-0975
E-mail: ambcavanaugh@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Conflict Resolution
    Diplomacy
    Mediation
    Assistance and Humanitarian Issues
    U.S. Foreign Policy, Arms Control
    Europe and Russia, the Middle East
    Congress
    Defense/Military
    Ethics
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy

Stacy Closson, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5201
E-mail: stacy.closson@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Conflict Resolution
    Diplomacy
    Mediation
    Assistance and Humanitarian Issues
    U.S. Foreign Policy, Arms Control
    Europe and Russia, the Middle East
    Congress
    Defense/Military
    Ethics
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy

Robert Farley, Assistant Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4668
E-mail: robfarley@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Military Doctrine
    Transnational Politics
    National Security
    East Asia/Pacific
    Arms Control
    Defense/Military
    Foreign Policy
    Homeland Security

George Herring, Professor Emeritus, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Alumni Professor of History, Department of History
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4666 or (859) 492-0332
E-mail: gherring@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. U.S. Foreign Relations
    Vietnam War
    History

Evan Hillebrand, Associate Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-6928
E-mail: Evan.Hillebrand@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Economics
    Economic Modeling
    Economic Relations
    Energy
    Modeling of Political Relationships
    Globalization

Karen Mingst, Lockwood Chair Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7043
E-mail: kmingst@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Cooperation
    International Organization
    Non-government Organizations
    International Law
    Africa, Europe, Russia/Eurasia
    Development
    Environment
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy
    Global Health
    Human Rights

Thomas McGinty, Adjunct Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4671
E-mail: tamcgi2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Trade
    Export Assistance
    Economic Relations
    Globalization

George Staples, Adjunct Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 4666
E-mail: cameroonegamb@yahoo.com
Specialization:

  1. Diplomacy
    Foreign Policy
    Ethics
    African Assistance and Development
    Africa
    Cultural Relations
    Human Rights

John Stempel, Senior Professor of International Relations, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8261
E-mail: stempeljd@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Diplomacy
    Foreign Policy
    Near Eastern Politics
    East Asia/Pacific, South Asia
    Cross Cultural Negotiation
    Conflict Resolution
    Cultural Relations
    Iran, India and the Middle East

Clayton Thyne, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6958
E-mail: clayton.thyne@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Interstate conflicts, civil conflicts, coup d’états
    International education policy
    Democratization

Geoffrey Wallace
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2709
E-mail: Geoffrey.Wallace@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International security
    International institutions
    International law
    Public attitudes toward foreign policy and experimental methods

Law


Military Science

Carey Cavanaugh, Former Ambassador and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and
International Commerce, Professor of Diplomacy
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 4666 or (859) 317-0975
E-mail: ambcavanaugh@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Conflict Resolution
    Diplomacy
    Mediation
    Assistance and Humanitarian Issues
    U.S. Foreign Policy, Arms Control
    Europe and Russia, the Middle East
    Congress
    Defense/Military
    Ethics
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy

Stacy Closson, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5201
E-mail: stacy.closson@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Geopolitics
    Energy Security
    Unrecognized States
    Civil-Military Relations
    Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia
    Defense/Military
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy
    Homeland Security

Robert Farley, Assistant Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4668
E-mail: robfarley@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Military Doctrine
    Transnational Politics
    National Security
    East Asia/Pacific
    Arms Control
    Defense/Military
    Foreign Policy
    Homeland Security

Daniel S. Morey, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4234
E-mail: dsmore2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Relations
    International Conflict
    Rivalry
    Military Coalitions
    Dynamic Models

Political Science

Horace Bartilow, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Support Faculty, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7031
E-mail: pascal@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Political Economy
    International Relations
    American Foreign Policy
    Race Relations

Emily Beaulieu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9677
E-mail: eabeau2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Elections in developing countries
    Democratization
    Non-standard strategies
    Electoral systems

Wonbin Cho, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2844
E-mail: wonbin.cho@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Political institutions
    Public opinion
    Elections in the developing world

Richard Fording, Professor, Department of Political Science and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9256
E-mail: rford@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Public policy (welfare, criminal justice)
    State politics
    Social movements
    West European politics
    Quantitative methodology

Donald Gross, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2844 or (859) 552-3593
E-mail: pol146@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Campaign Finance
    Legislative Politics
    Political Parties
    Executive Branch Politics
    Kentucky politics

David Hamilton, Associate Professor, Department of History and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3104
E-mail: dehami01@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Twentieth-century U.S. political and policy history

Edward Jennings, Professor, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5596
E-mail: pub714@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Policy Making
    Program Evaluation
    Intergovernmental Relations
    Public Management
    Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Sectors
    Developmental Disability

Karen Mingst, Lockwood Chair Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7043
E-mail: kmingst@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Cooperation
    International Organization
    Non-government Organizations
    International Law
    Africa, Europe, Russia/Eurasia
    Development
    Environment
    Ethnic Conflict
    Foreign Policy
    Global Health
    Human Rights

Daniel S. Morey, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4234
E-mail: dsmore2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International Relations
    International Conflict
    Rivalry
    Military Coalitions
    Dynamic Models

Mark Peffley, Professor, Department of Political Science and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7033
E-mail: mpeffl@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Public opinion and political psychology in the U.S., but also in a comparative context
    Policy attitudes
    Media effects
    Racial attitudes
    Political tolerance

Ellen D.B. Riggle, Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7036
E-mail: pol164@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Political psychology
    Political behavior and attitudes
    GLBT studies
    Survey methodology

John Stempel, Senior Professor of International Relations, Patterson School of Diplomacy and
International Commerce and Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8261
E-mail: stempeljd@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Diplomacy
    Foreign Policy
    Near Eastern Politics
    East Asia/Pacific, South Asia
    Cross Cultural Negotiation
    Conflict Resolution
    Cultural Relations
    Iran, India and the Middle East

Clayton Thyne, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257- 6958
E-mail: clayton.thyne@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Interstate conflicts, civil conflicts, coup d’états
    International education policy
    Democratization

Stephen Voss, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-4313 or (859) 333-0423
E-mail: dsvoss@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Voting behavior
    Political methodology
    Racial/ethnic politics
    Kentucky politics

Geoffrey Wallace, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2709
E-mail: mpeffl@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. International security
    International institutions
    International law
    Public attitudes toward foreign policy

Sophia Wallace, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-3136
E-mail: sophia.wallace@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Racial and ethnic politics
    Legislative politics
    U.S. Congress
    Latino politics
    Public policy
    Immigration politics
    Legislative behavior

Richard Waterman, Professor, Department of Political Science and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1118
E-mail: rwate2@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. The Presidency
    The Bureaucracy
    Public Policy

Justin Wedeking, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-7040
E-mail: justin.wedeking@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Judicial behavior and decision making
    Judicial process
    Oral arguments
    Supreme Court confirmation hearings
    The role of courts in American society
    Public opinion
    Political psychology
    Political participation

Ernie Yanarella, Professor, Department of Political Science
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2989
E-mail: ejyana@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Critical policy studies (energy and environment, agricultural and ecological policy and national security and arms control)
    Political theory (early, modern and critical traditions)
    Sustainable urban design
    Public ethics
    Politics and Literature

Public Policy

Dwight Denison, Professor of Public and Nonprofit Finance, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at University of Kentucky and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Masters in Public Policy and Masters in Public Administration programs
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5742
E-mail: dwight.denison@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
    Public and Nonprofit Finance
    Tax-Exempt Bonds/Markets
    Debt Management/ Debt Policies
    Government Accountability/ Fraud
    Nonprofit Accountability/ Fraud
    Government Financial Reporting
    Tax Policy

Richard Fording, Professor, Department of Political Science and Joint Faculty, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-9256
E-mail: rford@email.uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Public policy (welfare, criminal justice)
    State politics
    Social movements
    West European politics
    Quantitative methodology

Merl Hackbart, Provost's Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Public Administration and Associate Dean, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-1627
E-mail: fin008@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Federal and State Budgets
    Tax Policy
    Municipal Bonds and Debt Financing
    Higher Education Finance

William Hoyt, Director, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and Professor of Economics, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2518
E-mail: whoyt@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. State/Local Finance
    Economic Activity
    Economic Development
    Economic Impacts (Public, Private Projects & investments)              
    Government Expenditure Policy
    Impact of Taxes/Expenditures on Employment
    Intergovernmental Relations
    Tax Policy
    Taxation

Edward Jennings, Professor, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-5596
E-mail: pub714@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Policy Making
    Program Evaluation
    Intergovernmental Relations
    Public Management
    Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Sectors
    Developmental Disability

Tokunbo B. Oluwole, Assistant Professor, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-8608
E-mail: toksoluwole@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Health Policy and Administration

Nicolai Petrovsky, Assistant Professor, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration
Contact Phone(s): (859) 257-2857
E-mail: nicolai.petrovsky@uky.edu
Specialization:

  1. Public Management
    Government Performance
    German Politics
    British Politics
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