Political Science/Government Experts

Lee Banville

School of Journalism 

Area of Expertise:

Journalism and New Media; Social Media; Presidential Debates; Politics in the 21st Century; Media Law Issues; First Amendment Issues; Media Access Issues in Montana

Martin Blair

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Department of Teaching and Learning (College of Education and Human Sciences)

Area of Expertise:

Special Education; Disability Policy and Regulation; Disability Related Issues

Douglas Coffin

Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Area of Expertise:

Molecular Genetics, Human Development and Embyology, Stem Cells; Cardiovascular Disease and Pharmacology, Public Health and Education Policy

Eric Hines

Political Science

Area of Expertise:

International Relations; European Union; European Politics; American Foreign Policy

Anthony Johnstone

School of Law

Area of Expertise:

Antitrust Law; Constitutional Law; Election and Campaign Finance Law; Legislation and Stautory Interpretation; Montana Constitutional Law; Montana Supreme Court; Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence; U.S. Supreme Court

James Lopach

Department of Political Science 

Area of Expertise:

American Government; Constitutional Law; Montana Politics

Sara Rinfret

Political Science

Area of Expertise:

Role of EPA in producing rules that impact states implementation of policy, agency and stakeholder interactions; US Environmental Policy; Relationships between companies and agencies at the state and federal Level; Interest groups' Influence on decision making; campaigns/elections; public administration; US Public Policy

Robert Saldin

Department of Political Science 

Area of Expertise:

American Foreign Policy; American Political History; American Presidency; Campaigns and Elections; Health Policy; Political Parties

Eric Schluessel

Department of History 

Area of Expertise:

Cultural and Social History of China and Central Asia; Minority Politics in China