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Frank Thames, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair/Director - Political Science

Frank Thames is Associate Professor and  Associate Chair/Director of Graduate Studies of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Dr. Thames received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2002. His current research focuses on legislative behavior in post-communist legislatures and the economic effects of electoral systems. His journal articles have appeared in Communist and Post-Communist Studies,DemokratizatsiyaEurope-Asia StudiesSocial Science Quarterly, and Comparative Political Studies. He teaches undergraduate courses on American Public Policy, Democratization, Comparative Politics, and Russian Politics. He teaches graduate courses on Post-Communist Political Systems, Democratization, and Research Design.

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  • Office: Holden Hall 21
  • Office Hours: 9:00-10:30 Tuesday, Thursday
  • Phone: 742-4049
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