Experts in Social Sciences — Political Science: United States

Julia Azari, Associate Professor

Julia AzariPolitical Science

Expertise: Presidency, Congress, Political Parties and Ideologies

Office Phone: (414) 288-6211


Lowell Barrington, Chair and Associate Professor

Lowell BarringtonPolitical Science

Expertise: Russian Politics, Patriotism in the U.S., Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict

Office Phone: (414) 288-5234


Nathan Gilkerson, Assistant Professor

Nathan GilkersonStrategic Communication

Expertise: Crisis Communication, Political Communication, Political Humor/Satire, Social Media

Office Phone: (414) 288-4152


Karen HoffmanAssociate Director of the Les Aspin Center 

Karen HoffmanPolitical Science Department

Expertise: Political Communication, media and politics  

Media Type:
 Print, Radio   
Contact: (414) 288- 1573  


Duane Swank, Professor

Duane SwankPolitical Science

Expertise: Economic Policy, Social Welfare Policy, Social Welfare, Taxation, Labor Market Policy, Australian Politics and Public Policy, European Politics and Public Policy, Globalization, International Political Economy

Office Phone: (414) 288-3418
Home Phone: (414) 466-9459


Amber Wichowsky, Associate Professor

Amber WichowskyPolitical Science

Expertise: Campaigns, Elections, Public Opinion, Voter Turnout

Office Phone: (414) 288-3422