Dr. Phillip Ardoin

Dr. Phillip J. Ardoin joined the faculty of Appalachain State University in 2003 and currently serves as Chair of the Department of Government and Justice Studies. He serves with Dr. Paul Gronke as Co-Editor of PS: Political Science and Politics, which is the journal of record for the American Political Science Association. Prior to being selected to serve as Department Chair, he served as President of the North Carolina Political Science Association and Director of the Department of Government and Justice Studies' graduate program in Political Science. From 2009-2011 he and his family lived on the campus of ASU as the Faculty in Residence in Frank Hall. His research interests address a broad array of issues within the field of American Politics. He is currently working on several research projects that range from an analysis of factors which influence Partisan Polarization in the N.C. General Assembly to an examination of the influence of college student voting on local elections throughout the United States and attitudes of political elites regarding college student voting. 

Areas of Expertise and Interest:

  • American Politics


  • Ph.D., 1999, Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., 1994, Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., 1992, Liberal Studies, Marymount University

Courses Taught:

  • Undergraduate
    • American National Politics (PS 1100)
    • American Legislative Politics (PS 3230)
    • The Presidency and Executive Branch (PS 4230)
    • Fight Club Politics (Hon 3000)
  • Graduate
    • Scope and Methods (PS 5001)
    • Presidential Elections (PS 5500)
    • Washington at Work (PS 3535/5535)

Website: http://www.appstate.edu/~ardoinpj/

Title: Professor of Political Science
Department: ardoinpj@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7187

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
351 J Anne Belk Hall


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