Mikel Norris - Coastal Carolina University
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Mikel Norris

Associate Professor, Politics

Jonathan Doe
Contact Mikel Norris
843-349-4033 mnorris1@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall 356

Spring 2020 Office Hours
On scholarly reassignment for the semester. 

Work. Finish. Publish.” – Michael Faraday


Dr. Norris joined the Coastal Faculty in 2012. He worked for One Group Mutual Funds and JP Morgan Asset Management prior to entering academia. His research interests include state and federal judicial selection, gender and courts, court leadership, income inequality, and external political efficacy. Dr. Norris is a pre-law advisor. He coordinates the Moot Court team and is the faculty advisor for Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. He also enjoys working closely with students to help them conduct their own research. Some of Dr. Norris’ research has been published in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Judicature, Information Age Publishing, and ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press.


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee (2012)

M.A., Political Science , Marshall University (2007)

B.A., Political Science, Ohio University (2000)

Interesting Facts 

Norris was selected as a Marshall University’s Paul D. Stewart Distinguished Lecturer in Political Science for the 2015-16 academic year.

Assistant professor of politics, Coastal Carolina University (2012 – present)

Teaching Areas

Introduction to American Government, Scope of American Politics, Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, the Supreme Court, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, American Jurisprudence, Public Policy

Research Areas

State and federal judicial selection, gender and courts, judicial leadership, income inequality, external political efficacy


Personal Website: http://www.mikelnorris.weebly.com