Dr. Philip Ardoin


Dr. Phillip J. Ardoin Joined the Department of Justice Studies in 2003 and currently serves as Department Chair and Co-Editor of PS: Political Science and Politics. He earned his B.A. from Marymount University and his M.A. & Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Dr. Ardoin previously served as Director of the ASU Political Science M.A. Program and as President of the North Carolina Political Science Association. Dr. Ardoin and his family lived on campus in the Frank Hall Dormitory from 2009-2011 as Faculty in Residence.

His primary areas of teaching and research focus on American Politics with a focus on American political institutions. Courses he teaches include Introduction to American National Government, The Presidency, Legislative Politics, Democracy and Peril, and Fight Club Politics. Some of his recent publications include: “Why Don’t You Tweet?: The Congressional Black Caucus’ Social Media Gap,” published in Journal of Race, Gender, and Class and “The Partisan Battle over College Student Voting: An analysis of student voting behavior in federal, state, and local elections.”

Dr. Ardoin is originally from Lafayette, LA and contends chicken and sausage gumbo should be recognized by the FDA as an official substitute for fruits and vegetables. He notes as one of his greatest accomplishments sacking on several occasions former NFL Quarterback Jake Delhomme (even though Delhomme was only 12 and Ardoin was 17).

Title: Chairperson, Professor of Political Science
Department: Department of Government and Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7187

Office address
352C Anne Belk Hall