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The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government Faculty Bios and Contact


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David Ramsey
Position: Associate Professor, Interim Chair
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 127

Dr. David Ramsey, associate professor, teaches constitutional law and political philosophy.

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Adam Cayton
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 124

Dr. Adam Cayton, who has a Ph.D. in Political Science, conducts research on representation in Congress, legislative institutions, campaign effects, institutional change and other topics.

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Brian Crisher
Position: Assistant Professor

Dr. Brian Crisher, an assistant professor, has written on military capabilities and various aspects of war and politics. Much of his research examines international conflict.

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Alfred G. Cuzán
Position: Professor
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 123

Dr. Alfred G. Cuzán, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, teaches primarily American and comparative politics.

Jocelyn Evans
Position: Professor
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 11, Room 222

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, professor of government and associate dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, teaches American government, legislative behavior, women and politics, religion and politics, political theory and research methods.

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Jacob Shively
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 126

Dr. Jacob Shively, associate professor, teaches international relations.

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Michelle Hale Williams
Position: Professor, and UWF Interim Vice Provost
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 122

Dr. Michelle Hale Williams, chair of the government department, professor of political science and UWF interim vice provost, teaches and does research on world elections, political parties, European politics, democracy and democratization, radicalism and extremism in politics.

World Languages Faculty Bios and Contact


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Laura Arguea
Position: Instructor of Spanish
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 133A

Laura Arguea's experience in teaching includes courses in Spanish language, composition and conversation, Hispanic literature, Latin-American culture and Spanish civilization.

Claire Holderman
Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 128

For more than ten years as a college professor, she has taught courses in Spanish, writing, and college success.

Takami Taylor
Position: Lecturer of Japanese
  • Department: Government
  • Office Location:  Building 50, Room 133

Kwimi “Takami” Taylor has been an instructor of Japanese with UWF since 2007. Prior to joining UWF, Taylor was an instructor of Japanese at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, and Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

Government Adjunct Faculty


Donovan Chau

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emaildchau@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 50, Room 118

Ayla Green

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailagreen3@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Online Only

John Link

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailjlink@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 50, Room 134

Andrew Fletcher

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailafletcher@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Online Only

Aurora Osborn

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailaosborn@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 18, Room 126

Travis Phillips

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailtphillips@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Online Only

Zack Smith

  • Adjunct
  • Department: Government
  • emailzsmith@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Online Only

World Languages Adjunct Faculty


Douglas Trelfa

  • Adjunct Instructor, Japanese Society
  • Department: Government
  • emaildtrelfa@uwf.edu
  • Office Location: Building 71, Room 148
  • Courses: Sociology, Japanese Society

Emeritus Faculty


The Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government Emeritus Faculty Members:

  • William Tankersley, Associate Professor Emeritus, 2015
  • William G. Howard, Associate Professor Emeritus, 2006
  • Robert Anderson, Associate Professor Emeritus, 2003
  • M. Lal Goel, Professor Emeritus, 2003
  • David Myers, Professor Emeritus, 2003
  • James Witt, Professor Emeritus, 2003