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Austin Trantham

Dr. Austin Trantham

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Social 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 Communication
  • Religion and Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Courses Taught

  • American National Government and Politics (POL 205)
  • Comparative Political Systems (POL 302)
  • Congressional Politics (POL 375)
  • Methods of Social Research (POL 420)
  • Political Parties and Politics (POL 303)
  • Politics and Popular Culture (POL 375)
  • The American Presidency (POL 375)

Selected Publications, Awards, And Service

  • Trantham, Austin, 2018. Review of The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois: Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle by Robert e. Hartley. Journal of Illinois History 18(3): 227-228.
  • Olson, Jeremiah, Yu Ouyang, John Poe, Austin Trantham, and Richard W. Waterman, 2012. "The Teleprompter Presidency: Comparing Obama's Campaign and Governing Rhetoric." Social Science Quarterly 93(5): 1402-1423
  • Research Assistant Summer Grant, University of Kentucky
  • Political Science Assessment Coordinator, Jacksonville University
  • Coordinator, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Jacksonville University
  • Organizer, Constitution Day, Jacksonville University
  • Co-Faculty Advisor, Pre-Law Association, Illinois College
  • Reader, AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam