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Faculty Profiles


Adam Chamberlain

Professor Adam Chamberlain is in his fourth year at Coastal, having received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2010.  His main research interests are in party development, political behavior, and public opinion.  As the director of polling at the Dyer Institute, Professor Chamberlain is looking for students interested in helping with the development, implementation, and analysis of polls/surveys. 

Holley Tankersley

Dr. Holley Tankersley joined the CCU faculty in 2006.  She earned a M.P.P. in Social and Family Policy from Georgetown University in 2002, followed by a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Tankersley’s research investigates the ways in which institutional structures impact public policymaking at the local, state, and national levels.  In her role as director of policy analysis for the Dyer Institute, Dr. Tankersley encourages students and faculty from across campus to contribute policy briefs and reports of interest to local and state citizens, and welcomes suggestions for policy analyses from citizens and policymakers alike.  


Jacqueline Kurlowski

Jacqueline Kurlowski, Coordinator of the Dyer Institute, holds an MPA in Public Policy from the University of Missouri, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  With more than 10 years of experience in the public sector, Jacqueline brings analytical skills and project management expertise to the Dyer Institute where she will organize and direct both the institute’s community outreach efforts and experiential learning initiatives for students.  Before joining the Dyer Institute, Jacqueline severed as consultant and analyst for state, regional, and county administrations.