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Hughes, David

TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentPolitical Science & Public Administration
Office LocationGoodwyn 209G

David Hughes has been an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration since he joined the Auburn-Montgomery faculty in 2016. He completed his B.S. at the University of Montevallo in 2011, after which he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Dr. Hughes has research and teaching interests related to the politics of the American judiciary, though he has also published research related to the separation of powers, state politics, southern politics, and applied game theory. Recently, much of Dr. Hughes’ research has centered upon transparency and accountability in judicial institutions and how this affects behavior, ideology, and turnover in the courts. He is an expert in Alabama politics and is a contributor to The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics. Dr. Hughes teaches American Politics, Judicial Politics, Southern Politics, Research Design, and Research Methodology in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s undergraduate and graduate programs.