Matthew Wilson

Matthew Charles Wilson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2015
Office: 315D Woodburn Hall
Tel: 304.293.3811
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Professor Wilson is interested in the interactions of leaders and institutions, particularly with regard to regime change and conflict outcomes.  His current work covers topics traditionally found in both comparative politics and international relations and contributes directly to theory-building on commitment problems and institutional design in non-democracies.  Courses that he has taught include theoretical approaches to studying dictatorship, and a graduate-level introduction to Comparative Politics.  As a comparativist scholar, he has a special interest in the politics of Latin America and in historical development.