I am a Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island. I am also currently the Interim Director of the International Studies and Diplomacy program and the Director of the John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Kentucky and my B.A. in political science and history at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
My research interests include international relations, comparative political behavior, territorial conflict, terrorism, civil conflict, state development, political tolerance, political trust, and survey methodology. In the area of comparative political behavior, I specialize in broad regions such as sub-Saharan Africa as well as within individual countries such as Israel. I also study vaccine hesitancy attitudes and behaviors in the United States.
I currently live in southern Rhode Island with my wife, Angelica, our two children, William and Emilia, and our dog, Fancy. We enjoy our time outdoors and on the beach.
For more information about my publications, ongoing research projects, and grant activity, please see the CV, Publications, Research, and Grants sections of this site. Students can also access course information and selected course syllabi in the Teaching section.
Marc L. Hutchison
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
University of Rhode Island
203 Washburn Hall
80 Upper College Rd
Kingston, RI 02881