Political Science Faculty

Barb Trish

Department Chair: Political Science

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,... read more

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 adaptation in... read more

Professor, Senior Faculty

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 concerned with... read more

Assistant Professor

Rebecca Hamlin is the author of Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It is a comparison of how three refugee... read more

Assistant Professor


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

My current research... read more

Assistant Professor

Department Chair: Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies

Danielle Lussier is an assistant professor in political science. Her research focuses on democratization, the political... read more

Geoffrey Macdonald
Assistant Professor

I’m a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, where I teach classes on international and comparative politics. My research examines the intersection of ethnic conflict... read more

Rosenfield Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor
Professor, Emeritus/Emerita

Department Chair: Latin American Studies

Department Chair: Global Development Studies

Before joining the Grinnell College faculty in 1991, Professor Willis taught political... read more