William Hixon

Campus Address
Briggs Hall
Room 209
Gordon R. Clapp Chair of American Studies and Associate Professor of Government

Bill Hixon is the Gordon R. Clapp Professor of American Studies, Associate Professor of Government, and a member of the Environmental Studies faculty at Lawrence University.  His teaching areas include American politics, the presidency, Congress, and environmental policy as well as game theory and research methods.  He earned a B.A. and M.A. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.  His research includes work on ideology and leadership in the U.S. Congress, presidential leadership, and food politics.  In 2017 he served as Visiting Professor at the Lawrence London Centre.  In 2018-19 he directed the Lawrence’s NEH Humanities Institute, on the topic of cities.

B.A. in political science and political economy, Washington University in St. Louis
M.A. in political science, Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. in political science, University of Rochester
Years at Lawrence
2000-01 and 2003-present