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Amanda L. Wintersieck, Ph.D.

Director, IDPCE; Associate Professor, Political Science

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Carolyn Coberly

Instructor and Experiential Learning Coordinator, Political Science

Inaugural Board

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Jason Arnold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science

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Judy Twigg, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science

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Alexandra Reckendorf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Political Science

Affiliated Scholars

Dr. John Froitzheim

Dr. John L. Froitzheim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Dr. Bobby Gentry

Dr. Bobby Gentry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College

Alex Keena

Dr. Alex Keena, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science

Student Fellows

The IDPCE offers fellowships to current VCU students in good academic standing who have an interest in promoting the mission of the institute on campus and across the Richmond community. As a fellow, students will collaborate with other fellows, researchers, and staff members on projects and initiatives. Additionally, student fellows will contribute to the institute’s publications, blogs, and social media platforms to highlight key issues and research findings. All fellows are expected to attend seminars, workshops, conferences, and other relevant events organized by IDPCE

For inquiries on these positions, or to apply, please contact Dr. Wintersieck at