Department Chair:
Marc Blecher

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8487
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall, Room 216
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Christopher DeSante

Christopher DeSante

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Rice 14
(440) 775-6339

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00-1:00

Christopher DeSante

Educational Background

  • BA, Philosophy and Political Science, Allegheny College 2005
  • MA, Social and Political Thought, Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • MA, Political Science, Duke University, 2009
  • Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methods, Duke University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University, 2012

CHRISTOPHER DeSANTE, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, received his B.A. from Allegheny College, an M.A. from Vanderbilt University, and his Ph.D. from Duke University.  His teaching interests are political behavior, public opinion, political psychology, as well as research and statistical methods.  His current research focuses on personal values and partisanship in America, race and racism in American politics, political psychology and quantitative methodology.