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Faculty Profiles


Adam Chamberlain

Professor Adam Chamberlain is in his fourth year at Coastal, having received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2010.  His main research interests are in party development, political behavior, and public opinion.  As the director of polling for the new Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, Professor Chamberlain is looking for students interested in helping with the development, implementation, and analysis of polls/surveys. 

Holley Tankersley

Dr. Holley Tankersley joined the CCU faculty in 2006.  She earned an M.P.P. in Social and Family Policy from Georgetown University in 2002, followed by a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Tankersley’s research investigates the ways in which institutional structures impact public policymaking at the local, state, and national levels.  In her role as director of policy analysis for the ILPP, Dr. Tankersley encourages students and faculty from across campus to contribute policy briefs and reports of interest to local and state citizens, and welcomes suggestions for policy analyses from citizens and policymakers alike.