Dr. Justin E. Lance

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Dr. Justin Lance joined the Political Science department at Presbyterian College in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University in 2010, his Masters degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University in 2007, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Bethany College (W.V.) in 2002. He has previously taught at the Ohio State University, Penn State University- Harrisburg, and the College of Charleston.

His research and teaching interests include Latin American (particularly Brazilian) and African politics, political economy, and U.S. foreign policy.  In 2013, he published an article (co-authored with Prof. Erin McAdams) in Politics and Religion that compares the political attitudes of Evangelical Protestants in the U.S. and Brazil, and his research on the effects of social spending on the decrease of murder rates in Mexico and Brazil was published in Latin American Politics & Society in 2014.  He is currently expanding upon this latter research to examine the impact of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs on Latin Americans’ trust in government. At PC, he teaches classes on Latin American Politics, African Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, political analysis and research methods, and Third World Underdevelopment.

His hobbies include cooking, classic European cars, and landscaping and housing projects. He is also a big Cleveland sports fans and follows the Indians and Browns regularly. He enjoys traveling outside of the U.S., and has been to over 20 different countries in the world.

Dr. Lance can be reached at jelance@presby.edu or (864) 833-8451.