Carrie Eaves

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Gray Pavilion - Pol. Science 101B
2333 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6631

Brief Biography

Dr. Eaves, an assistant professor of Political Science, joined Elon in 2013.  She recieved her B.A. in Political Science from Furman University in 2004 and then went on to the University of Georgia.  At UGA, she earned a Masters in Public Administration, followed by a Ph.D. in Political Science.  Broadly, her research focuses on U.S. political institutions such as Congress and the President, with a particular focus on U.S. congressional elections. 


Ph.D., The University of Georgia, Political Science, 2013

M.P.A., The University of Georgia, Public Administration, 2006

B.A., Furman University, Political Science, 2004, Phi Beta Kappa

Courses Taught

POL 111: American Goverment

POL 325: The Presidency

POL 326: The Congress

POL 461: Senior Seminar in Political Science


Carson, Jamie, Michael Crespin, Carrie Eaves and Emily Wanless.  2012.  “Constituency Congruency and Candidate Competition in Primary Elections for the U.S. House.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 12(2): 127-145. 

Carson, Jamie, Michael Crespin, Carrie Eaves and Emily Wanless.  2011.  “Constituency Congruency and Candidate Competition in U.S. House Elections.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(3): 461-82

Carson, Jamie and Carrie Eaves.  2011.  “Congressional Elections: Why Some Incumbent Candidates Lose.”  In New Directions in Campaigns and Elections.  Stephen Medvic, editor. Routledge, pp. 183-199.

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