Note: Office hours for professors will vary each semester. For current office hours, please email professors directly.

*Note: For Spring 2024 office locations and hours, check out this post: Monroe Closure: Sp24 Office Changes


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Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor and Department Chair

Office: Monroe 339

Email: rcooperm@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1513

Fields: American Politics: Gender and Politics, Congress, U.S. Federal Judiciary

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Jason Davidson


Office: Monroe 353

Email: jdavidso@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1509

Fields: International Security, International Relations Theory, American Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics of Western Europe

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Stephen Farnsworth


Office: Monroe 338

Email: sfarnswo@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1404

Fields: American Government: the Presidency, Media and Politics, Elections, Research Methods

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Surupa Gupta


Office: Monroe 341

Email: sgupta@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-2279

Fields: International Political Economy, Indian Foreign Policy and Economic Policy, Politics of South Asia

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David Hamon

Adjunct Professor

Office: Monroe 357

Email: dhamon@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1461

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Emile Lester


Office: Monroe 337

Email: elester@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1146

Fields: Political Thought, Religion and Politics, American Political Thought and History, the American Presidency, Research Methods

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Guan-Yi Leu

Assistant Professor

Office: Monroe 342

Email: gleu@umw.edu

Fields: International Relations, International Political Economy, China’s Political Economy and Foreign Relations, East Asian Economies and Politics, China-Taiwan-US Relations.

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Melissa Martinez

Assistant Professor

Office: Monroe 356

Email: mmartin9@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1157

Fields: Human Rights, Criminal Organizations, Post-conflict societies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Jared McDonald

Assistant Professor

Office: Monroe 340

Email: jmcdona8@umw.edu

Fields: American Government, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Voting and Elections, Research Methodology


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Ranjit Singh

Associate Professor

Office: Monroe 355

Email: rsingh@umw.edu

Phone: 540-654-1496

Fields: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Politics of the Middle East, Environmental Politics.

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Arthur Speyer

Adjunct Professor

Office: Monroe 357

Email: aspeyer@umw.edu

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Christopher Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Monroe 357

Email: cwilli32@umw.edu

Fields: African Security, Foreign Policy Decision Making, South African Foreign Policy, American Foreign Policy