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Current Faculty Research Fellows

The 2019-2020 Faculty Research Fellows are Jennifer BakerWesley Burnett, Joe Kelly, Briana McGinnis, Beatriz MaldonadoChris Mothorpe, Jordan Ragusa, and Russell Sobel.

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
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Research Area: virtue ethics, ancient ethical theories

Welsey Burnett

Wesley Burnett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
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Research Area: applied microeconomics, energy and resource economics, environmental economics, and policy analysis

Joe Kelly, Ph.D.

Joe Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Irish and Irish American Studies
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Research Area: Modern British Literature, Irish Literature, Biography, South Carolina history

Briana McGinnis, Ph.D.

Briana McGinnis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Research Area: political theory, public law, and citizenship

Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.

Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
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Research Area: economic development and political economy

Chris Mothorpe

Chris Mothorpe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
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Research Area: urban economics focusing on the evaluation of spatial amenities and the impact of change in the level of or access to public goods

Jordan Ragusa

Jordan Ragusa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
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Research Area: U.S. Congress, with specific interests on the effect(s) of political parties, polarization, and legislative organization on roll-call behavior and the policymaking process

Russell Sobel, Ph.D.

Russell Sobel, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship, The Citadel
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Research Area: economic policy and entrepreneurship

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