Dr. Chapman Rackaway serves the University of West Georgia as Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Rackaway’s teaching and scholarly interests focus on the intersection of republican democracy and professional electioneering.  Dr. Rackaway teaches classes in Political Parties, Political Campaign Management, Interest Groups and Lobbying, and Campaign Finance.  

Dr. Rackaway has published more than twenty articles and book chapters as well as six books.  Rackaway is the author of Civic Failure and its Threat to American Democracy: Operator Error (Lexington Press 2016) co-editor of Parties Under Pressure (Palgrave 2017) as well as other books on American politics, political communication, and voting behavior.  

Dr. Rackaway’s professional portfolio can be found here:

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Bachelors, Millikin University, 1993
  • M.A., Master's, University of Missouri, 1995
  • Ph.D., Doctorate, University of Missouri, 2002