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Austin Trantham

Dr. Austin Trantham

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Political Science

Email address  atranth@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7219
Office location  Gooding 219


  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • M.A., American University
  • B.A., Austin College

Fields of Study

  • American Presidency
  • Gubernatorial Politics
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Public Policy

Courses Taught

  • American National Government (POL 205)
  • Comparative Political Systems (POL 302)
  • Political Parties and Politics (POL 303)
  • Congressional Politics (POL 307)
  • The American Presidency (POL 308)
  • Constitutional Law (POL 309)
  • Public Policy (POL 310)
  • State and Local Government (POL 318)
  • Politics and Popular Culture (POL 375)
  • Scandal and Corruption in American Politics (POL 375)
  • American Foreign Policy (POL 403)
  • Methods of Social Research (POL 420)
  • Political Institutions, Processes, and Public Policy (PPOL 511)

Selected Publications, Awards, and Service

  • Bailey, Kendall L. and Austin Trantham. Forthcoming. "Racial Politics and the Presidency: Analyzing White House Visits by Professional Sports Teams." Social Science Quarterly.
  • Trantham, Austin. Forthcoming. "Domestic Policy" and "Federal Court Appointments."  In Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, eds. Michael A. Genovese and Alison D. Howard. Facts on File, Infobase Publishing.
  • Trantham, Austin. 2020. Review of Making Sense of the College Curriculum: Faculty Stories of Change, Conflict and Accommodation by Robert Zemsky, Gregory R. Wegner, and Ann J. Duffield.  Journal of Political Science Education 16(2): 262-263)
  • Trantham, Austin. 2019. Review of Advising the President: Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt by William R. Casto.  Political Science Quarterly 134(4): 731-733
  • Trantham, Austin. 2019. "Teaching Special Topics Courses in Political Science." The Political Scientist 6(1): 12-14
  • Artinian Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association
  • Program Coordinator, Department of Political Science
  • Social Media Manager, Division of Social Sciences
  • Pre-Law Advisor, Jacksonville University
  • Editor-in-Chief, Policy Matters Journal, Public Policy Institute, Jacksonville University
  • Section Chair, 2021 MPSA Annual Meeting
  • Chair, Inaugural Awards Committee, APSA Civic Engagement Section
  • Webmaster, APSA Presidents and Executive Politics Section
  • Reader, AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam