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Thomas D. Lancaster

Dr. Thomas D. Lancaster


307 Tarbutton Hall
Department of Political Science
Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Office Phone: (404) 727-6568
Office Fax: (404) 727-4586
Curriculum Vitae

Thomas D. Lancaster received his B.A. from Washington & Lee University, his M.A. from Miami University, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University, St. Louis.

His scholarly interests in political science include comparative politics, with a specialization in European Politics. He wrote Policy Stability and Democratic Change (Penn State University Press), contributed to the multi-authored Western European Government and Politics (Longman) which is currently in its second edition, and co-edited Politics and Change in Spain (Praeger), Compounded Representation in Western European Federations (Frank Cass), and Federalism and Compounded Representation in Western Europe (special issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism). He has published articles in such scholarly outlets as The American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal for Political Research, West European Politics, the International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, and Comparative International Development.

Professor Lancaster's teaching interests cover many aspects of comparative politics. His undergraduate courses have ranged from introductory classes in comparative politics and freshman seminars to junior-senior level classes in European politics, comparative political economy, comparative electoral behavior, and research methodology. He also enjoys teaching at the graduate level and has directed numerous Ph.D. dissertations. He is the winner of several awards at Emory, including the Emory Williams Teaching Award, a Crystal Apple teaching award, the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the Center for Teaching & Curriculum, and Omicron Delta Kappa's "Award of Merit: Outstanding Faculty Member in Service."