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Seth Masket

Seth Masket is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science. His area of expertise focuses on American political parties at the local, state and national level.

Masket is the director of DU's Center on American Politics which was established to help us understand the changing standards of the nation's political system. In addition to being the founder and contributor to Vox.com’s Mischiefs of Faction blog, Masket appears and contributes regularly to other publications and has published two books. "The Inevitable Party" (Oxford University Press, 2016) is a study of anti-party reforms and why they fail. "No Middle Ground" (University of Michigan Press, 2009) examines how political parties have evolved and how they stay in power by directing money, endorsements and expertise to favored candidates.

Christopher Hill

Ambassador Christopher Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. His expertise includes general foreign policy, Balkans/NATO, Iraq, Korea, diplomacy, East Asia, Kosovo, Serbia and foreign affairs.

Hill served as ambassador in Iraq (April 2009-August 2010), the Republic of Korea (2004-2005), Poland (2000-2004) and the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999). He served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2009) during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Hill is author of the book "Outpost: A Diplomat at Work," which is a memoir of his experiences as a U.S. ambassador. He also is a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.


Amanda Moore McBride

Amanda Moore McBride is the Morris Endowed Dean and professor at the Graduate School of Social Work. Her research focuses on civic engagement, community engagement in higher education and service learning.

McBride is a leader in the field of community engagement in higher education. She has consulted with the United States Corporation for National and Community Service, the United Nations Volunteer Program and the Social Science Research Council. She is the co-editor of two books: "Striving to Save: Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families" (University of Michigan Press, 2010) and "Civic Service Worldwide: Impacts and Inquiry" (M.E. Sharp, 2007).

Sam Kamin

Sam Kamin is a Professor in the Sturm College of Law. His expertise includes marijuana law and policy, criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies.

Kamin is one of the nation's leading experts on the regulation of marijuana; in 2012 he was appointed to Governor John Hickenlooper’s Task Force to Implement Amendment 64 and the ACLU of California’s blue ribbon panel to study marijuana legalization.

Nancy Wadsworth

Nancy Wadsworth is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. Her primary areas of expertise are race, religion, political theory and American political culture.

Wadsworth is the author of "Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing" (University of Virginia Press, 2014) which traces the rise and ongoing evolution of evangelical racial change efforts within the historical, political and cultural contexts that have shaped them. She is also co-editor of the 13-chapter volume, "Faith and Race in American Political Life" (University of Virginia Press, 2012) which looks at the intertwining of race and religion in American politics.

Lisa Martinez 

Lisa Martinez is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Martinez's expertise is in political sociology, Latino/a sociology, immigration, race, class, gender, minority health, statistics and research health.

Martinez is a core faculty member of the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES)--an interdisciplinary program dedicated to conducting research on Latina/o communities in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West. She studies the impact of immigration policies on the social, economic, and political well-being of Latina/o communities as well as educational, health-related, and job market outcomes among Latinas/os and immigrants. 

Ron Throupe

Ron Throupe is an associate professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business. His primary area of expertise is real estate, focusing on the implications of market economics on real estate stability and its impact on consumer and commercial real estate.

Throupe has 25 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. He has been a licensed general contractor and is a certified general appraiser in both Washington state and Colorado. Throupe has conducted research, published extensively and made presentations to the American Real Estate Society, the National Hazard Mitigation conference, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries and Law Seminars International.

Paul Seaborn

Paul Seaborn is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Daniels College of Business. His current research deals with Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry, and his other expertise includes industry regulation and self-regulation, corporate political activity and business models.

Before coming to DU, Seaborn worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting. He also performed IT consulting and web development for IBM Global Services. Seaborn recently published one of the first academic teaching cases on the marijuana industry in Case Research Journal (CRJ) entitled “Medical Marijuana Industry Group: Outdoor Advertising in Denver.” He has also published a second case in CRJ entitled “Uber in Colorado: Seeking Regulatory Certainty.”

Mac Clouse

Mac Clouse is a Professor in the Reiman School of Finance at the Daniels College of Business. His expertise includes economic stimulus packages, financial and economic environments, mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy.

Clouse has been published by media outlets around the world. He has also been quoted extensively by local, regional and national press. He is skilled at explaining complex financial solutions in lay terms and in presenting explanations that help readers and viewers understand the various ways changes in the local or national economy will affect their day-to-day lives.

Joshua Wilson

Joshua Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science. His areas of expertise include abortion law and policy, law and society, social movements, American consitutional law and civil liberties, lawyers and the legal profesison, and American conservative politics.

Wilson's research concerns the varying abilities of political and social movements to use law--broadly defined--in the pursuit of political ends. Portions of his academic work have been published in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, and Studies in Law, Politics, & Society, and his research has been discussed in Time Magazine, The Deseret News, The Guardian (UK), Macleans (CAN), and on NPR & PRI. He also has two books: The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars and The New States of Abortion Politics.