Politics Research Area

Dr. Chad Rector studies how countries try to negotiate multilateral arrangements with each other when at least one of them is untrustworthy. His published work includes books and articles covering international agreements about national unification and reunification, trade, arms control, climate change, and financial markets.

Dr. Margaret Tseng’s research focuses primarily on presidential unilateral powers including executive orders, recess appointments, and pardons. She published the book The Politics of Impeachment which profiles presidents and governors who have abused power while in office. In addition to presidential research, She has a strong interest in the intersection of experiential learning, political advocacy, and classroom learning.