Chapman Rackaway

Dr. Chapman Rackaway serves the University of West Georgia as Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Rackaway’s teaching and scholarly interests focus on the intersection of republican democracy and professional electioneering.  Dr. Rackaway teaches classes in Political Parties, Political Campaign Management, Interest Groups and Lobbying, and Campaign Finance.  

Dr. Rackaway has published more than twenty articles and book chapters as well as six books.  Rackaway is the author of Civic Failure and its Threat to American Democracy: Operator Error (Lexington Press 2016) co-editor of Parties Under Pressure (Palgrave 2017) as well as other books on American politics, political communication, and voting behavior.  

Dr. Rackaway’s professional portfolio can be found here:

  • B.A., Bachelors, Millikin University, 1993
  • M.A., Master's, University of Missouri, 1995
  • Ph.D., Doctorate, University of Missouri, 2002

Summer 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Spring 2020 Sections

  • POLS-2601 (Political Science Inquiry) Section: 01

Fall 2019 Sections

Summer 2019 Sections

  • POLS-2201 (State & Local Government) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • POLS-3103 (Media and Politics) Section: 01
  • POLS-4200 (Principles of Public Admin) Section: 51E

Fall 2018 Sections

  • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: E01
  • POLS-4984 (Political Campaign MGNT) Section: E02
  • POLS-4984 (Senior Seminar) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [DOC]

Spring 2018 Sections

  • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 06

Political Parties

I am a scholar whose agenda examines the strategies of political party organizations. I am available to discuss tactics, fundraising, candidate recruitment, party conventions, and any topic related to local, state or national party politics.

Campaign Politics

My research and teaching have been focused on campaigning and campaign strategy. I am available to discuss campaigns from the candidate recruitment/decision level to voting results.