The Department of Government
The Department of Government


Sean Theriault, Co-Director

Sean Theriault is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in American politics with particular interests focusing on the U.S. Congress, American political development, and political history. He is the author or co-author of five books, and has received numerous teaching awards, including the Friar Society Teaching Fellowship in 2009, UT Professor the Year in 2011, and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014.  He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Derek Epp, Co-Director

Derek Epp is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on agenda setting and the policy process, race and policing, and economic inequality. 

Connor Dye, Teaching Assistant

Connor Dye is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include the bureaucracy, policy process, agenda setting and government responsiveness to public participation. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Research for the U.S. Policy Agendas Project. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Randolph College.

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    158 W 21st ST STOP A1800
    Batts Hall 2.116
    Austin, TX 78712-1704