Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program
Kelly McMann’s research focuses on democracy, democratization, local politics, corruption, political economy, and postcommunist politics. She has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Social Science Research Council, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, and the International Research & Exchanges Board.
Dr. McMann serves as Project Manager for Subnational Government for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). And, she regularly shares her expertise with international organizations, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and International IDEA.
Her courses include Introduction to Comparative Politics; Political Science Research Methods; Transitions to Democracy and Dictatorship; The Impact of Democracy—Economic, Environmental, and Health Challenges; State-Building and State Collapse; Politics of Central Asia; Politics of Russia; and an interdisciplinary seminar entitled Evidence.
Dr. McMann received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She conducted research at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University before coming to CWRU.