Professor - Department Chair
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,... See this person's full profile

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... See full profile


I'm originally from Galway, Ireland and made it to Grinnell by way of Leiden (Holland), Copenhagen, Washington, London, Oslo, and finally Wisconsin, either working in international... See full profile

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... See full profile

Assistant Professor


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

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Assistant Professor

Danielle Lussier is an assistant professor in political science. Her research focuses on democratization, the political behavior of former authoritarian regimes, and leadership, with a... See full profile

Rosenfield Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor

Instructor of Constitutional Law in the Political Science Department. Ms. Shanahan-Fricke is an Associate Attorney at the Des Moines Law Firm of Babich Goldman, P.C. She practices... See full profile

Professor, Emeritus/Emerita
Senior Faculty
Before joining the Grinnell College faculty in 1991, Professor Willis taught political science and political economy at Boston College and Tulane University. Her research focuses on Latin... See full profile