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Department Leadership

Department Chair

Michael Tomz

Director of Graduate Studies

Jens Hainmueller
Please contact politicalscience [at] with all admissions related enquiries.

Ph.D. Placement Director

Lisa Blaydes

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lauren Davenport

Undergraduate Capstone/Honors Directors

Adam Bonica and Bruce Cain


Department Staff

Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator

Laura Ludwig
E-mail: leludwig [at]
Telephone: (650) 723-1806

Faculty Affairs and Student Services Coordinator

Natalie Badalov
E-mail: nbadalov [at]
Telephone: (650) 723-8042

Undergraduate Student Services Officer

Alexandra Davidovich
E-mail: adavido [at] 
Telephone: (650) 723-3511

Assistant Director of Student Services and Graduate Program Manager

Jennifer Radley
E-mail: jradley [at]
Telephone: (650) 725-1318

Finance and Technology Associate

Christina Bruni
E-mail: cbruni [at]
Telephone: (650) 721-6983

Assistant Director of Finance and Operations

Joy Li
E-mail: joyli [at]
Telephone: (650) 723-1908

Director of Finance and Operations

Jackie Sargent
E-mail: hijack [at]
Telephone: (650) 725-1333



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Encina Hall West, Room 100
Stanford, CA 94305-6044

Phone: (650) 723 1806
Fax: (650) 723 1808
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm