Our faculty specializes in everything from public law and Congress to the politics of China and political philosophy. Their backgrounds and areas of expertise may run the gamut, but they share one thing in common: they’re outstanding teachers. At Furman, our politics and international affairs faculty understands the importance of interacting with students inside and outside of the classroom. Whether you’re conducting research with us, looking for an internship, or seeking extra help on a difficult assignment, we’re here to ensure your success.

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Meet Our Faculty

Michael Bressler

Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Teresa Nesbitt Cosby

Professor, Politics & International Affairs

David Fleming

Associate Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Senior Researcher, Riley Institute

Cleveland Fraser

Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Coordinator, APEC

Donald Gordon

Executive Director, Riley Institute; Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Jim Guth

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Senior Distinguished Fellow, Riley Institute

Glen Halva-Neubauer

Dana Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Katherine "Kate" Kaup 白荷婷

James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs

Akan Malici

Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Robert L’Arrivee

Assistant Professor, Politics & International Affairs

Brent Nelsen

Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Buket Oztas

Assistant Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Co-chair, Middle East and Islamic Studies

Elizabeth Smith

Chair and Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs; Assistant Faculty Director, The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

Danielle Vinson

Professor, Politics and International Affairs

Aaron Zubia

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Tocqueville Program

Retired Faculty

Don Aiesi

Professor Emeritus

Angela Halfacre

Professor Emeritus

Dorianne Norwood

Retired Lecturer

Aristide Tessitore

Professor Emeritus, Politics and International Affairs