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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence

Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Political Science

Phone: 478.478.5748
Website: https://www.cnlawrence.com/

  • Macon - Teacher Education Building - 316
  • Cochran - Wiggs - 14
Office Hours: Fall 2020 semester:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. (Macon)
Tuesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. (Cochran)
Or by appointment.
Courses: POLS 1101 American Government
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics
POLS 2401 Global Issues
POLS 3000 Research Methods in Political Science
POLS 3045 Public Opinion and Political Behavior
POLS 3055 Political Parties and Elections
POLS 3104 The American Congress
POLS 3118 Politics of the American South
POLS 3999 Special Topics
POLS 4895 Political Science Internship
POLS 4898 Research Practicum in Political Science
EURO 3234 Introduction to the European Union
EURO 4160 Federalism and Multilevel Governance
EURO 4830 EU Studies Capstone
Education: Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2003.
B.A., University of Memphis, 1998.

Additional coursework at the University of Michigan; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Georgetown University.
CV: https://www.cnlawrence.com/papers/cnl-vita.pdf
Professional Experience: My primary research area includes the study of public opinion and voting among citizens, both in the United States and in other countries. I also have published research on the U.S. Congress and the teaching of political science through social media.
Publications: • Lawrence, Christopher N. and Julie A. Lester. 2018. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adopting Open Educational Resources in an Introductory American Government Course.” Journal of Political Science Education 14(4): 555–66.
• Gentry, Bobbi, Christopher N. Lawrence, and Erin Richards. 2016. “The Tie that Binds: Exploring Community College Curriculum Design.” PS: Political Science and Politics 49(3): 535–40.
• Huffmon, Scott H., Christopher N. Lawrence, and Allie Briggs. 2016. “Describing Ourselves: Identity Overlap and Fault Lines Regarding How Southerners Would Describe the South to Non-Southerners.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 22(1): 53–78.
• Lawrence, Christopher N. and Scott H. Huffmon. 2015. “Keeping Up with the Congressmen: Evaluating Constituents’ Awareness of Redistricting.” Social Science Quarterly 96(1): 65–75.
• Lawrence, Christopher N. and Michelle L. Dion. 2010. “Blogging in the Political Science Classroom.” PS: Political Science and Politics 43(1): 151–56.
• Lawrence, Christopher N. 2007. “Of Shirking, Outliers, and Statistical Artifacts: Lame-Duck Legislators and Support for Impeachment.” Political Research Quarterly 60(1): 159–62.

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