Jamelle Bouie

Resident Scholar As a resident scholar for the Center for Politics, Mr. Bouiewill address the Center’s intern class, create a public program, and participatein other programming as a moderator or panelist. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C.,…

Barbara Comstock

Resident Scholar As a resident scholar for the Center for Politics, Ms. Comstock will address the Center’s intern class, create a public program, and participate in other programming as a moderator or panelist. Ms. Comstock is a senior advisor with …

Howard Ernst

Senior Scholar [email protected] Ernst received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia, Ernst received several academic awards and fellowships, including …

Paul Freedman

Senior Scholar [email protected] Paul Freedman (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is an associate professor in the University of Virginia Department of Politics. Freedman teaches courses in public opinion, media and politics, voting behavior and research methods. He is the 2007-08 Edward …

Bruce Larson

Senior Scholar [email protected] A specialist in American political institutions and processes, Larson is the author and co-author of several articles and book chapters on legislative redistricting, congressional campaign finance and congressional elections. Additionally, he is the co-author of The Party’s …

Alexander Theodoridis

Senior Scholar [email protected] Theodoridis (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. His substantive research and teaching interests are in American electoral politics, with a focus on political behavior, …

Nick Winter

Senior Scholar [email protected] Nick Winter (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia Department of Politics. He specializes in public opinion, political psychology, gender and politics, race and politics and methodology (statistical analysis, research design, …

Meg Heubeck

YLI Director of Instruction [email protected] Meg Heubeck currently serves as the Director of Instruction at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. In this role Meg is responsible for providing educational materials for the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) and the …

Larry J. Sabato

Director [email protected] Download Dr. Sabato’s Bio: PDF Download Dr. Sabato’s High Resolution Photo Dr. Sabato’s Latest Book:The Kennedy Half Century:The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy Read More “Politics is a good thing!” … is …

Ken Stroupe

Associate Director, Center for Politics [email protected] Ken Stroupe is the Chief of Staff at the University of Virginia Center for Politics and the Director of the National Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI). Prior to joining the Center Staff In 1999, Ken …

Alan Abramowitz

Senior Columnist [email protected] Alan I. Abramowitz is the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1969 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976. …

Garland Branch

Research Writer [email protected] Garland Branch is the Researcher Writer for the University of Virginia Center for Politics. He provides research and writing assistance for on-going book projects. He also conducts research on political history, and authors and edits documents within …

Mary Daniel Brown

Chief Financial Officer [email protected] Mary Daniel Brown is the Center’s Chief Financial Officer and together with the Chief of Staff, holds direct responsibility for the fiscal management and strategic budget planning for the Center. Prior to joining the Center in …

NyShae’ Carter

Administrative Assistant for CFO & Programs [email protected] NyShae’ Carter is the Development Coordinator and Finance Administrative Assistant at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Ms. Carter is responsible for corporations and foundations relations for the Center’s Office of Development …

Daman Irby

Deputy Director of Instruction [email protected] Daman Irby has served as the University of Virginia Center for Politics Director of Global Initiatives since spring of 2009. In this role Daman writes grant proposals on behalf of the Center to host international …

J. Miles Coleman

Associate Editor [email protected] J. Miles Coleman is the associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. He also serves as the Center’s Media Relations Coordinator. A political …

Rhodes Cook

Senior Columnist [email protected] Rhodes Cook has been an avid observer of American politics virtually his entire life, since watching with captivation the national conventions of 1956 on his family’s new black-and-white television set. As a senior columnist, Rhodes contributes articles …

Glenn Crossman

Director of Programs [email protected] Glenn Crossman is the Director of Programs for the University of Virginia Center for Politics. He develops, coordinates, and implements all events for the Center, including numerous conferences and special events as well as various research …

Daman Irby

Director of Global Initiatives [email protected] Daman Irby has served as the University of Virginia Center for Politics Director of Global Initiatives since spring of 2009. In this role Daman writes grant proposals on behalf of the Center to host international …

Jennifer D. James

Office Manager and Fiscal Administrator [email protected] |  Jennifer D. James is the Office Manager and Fiscal Administrator for the Center. She works solely with the Chief Financial Officer in handling finance and human resource activities for the Center. Jennifer, a …

Kyle D. Kondik

Director of Communications [email protected] Kyle Kondik is managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. He is a frequently cited expert on American politics who has …

Danelia I. Robinson

Administrative Assistant [email protected] Danelia I. Robinson (pronounced dan-NE-ya) has been with the University for several years as an Office Services Specialist and Fiscal Technician, in Occupational Therapy, Accounting Operations, and the Department of Biochemistry in the Medical School. She was …

Eliot Sperling

Research Coordinator [email protected] – 434.243.8468 Eliot joined the staff of the Center for Politics as a Research Coordinator and Administrative Coordinator. Eliot conducts research related to the Center’s various book projects and helps coordinate the research efforts of student research …