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    Cameron Ballard-Rosa_web2Cameron Ballard-Rosa Joins Faculty

    Cameron Ballard-Rosa (Ph.D., Yale) has joined the UNC faculty as an assistant professor of political science. Also trained as an economist with a master’s degree from Yale, Cameron’s research examines how political leaders make tough decisions during times of fiscal crisis. Cameron is also conducting research into the ways that economic crises affect political pressure for trade protectionism, and has recently completed a nationally representative survey experiment evaluating American citizens’ preferences for tax progressivity. Read More...


    Tim Ryan_web2Tim Ryan Joins Faculty

    Tim Ryan (Ph.D., University of Michigan) has joined the Political Science faculty as an assistant professor.  Tim studies public opinion and political psychology, with a current focus on how people think about morality in politics. He is the co-author of Changing Minds, If Not Hearts: Political Remedies for Racial Conflict (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), which focuses on defusing hostility between racial groups. He is also author of a recent article in the Journal of Politics as well as op-ed pieces in the Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle. Read More...


    Carol Nichols_30 yearsCarol Nichols: 30 Years of Service

    In May, Carol Nichols, the Department’s administrative assistant, joined a select group of University employees at the Annual Service Appreciation Banquet, where she was one of those recognized by Chancellor Carol Folt for twenty or more years of service to UNC.  Carol was honored for her thirty years of service. During those years Carol has been the recipient of most of the University’s awards, including the coveted C. Knox Massey Award for “unusual, meritorious and superior service to the University.”  Read More...

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