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Barry Tadlock

Dr. Barry Tadlock, portrait
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Bentley Annex 253


Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1995

Research Areas

  • Appalachian Politics
  • LGBTQ Politics

Courses Taught

  • POLS 4150: The American Presidency
  • POLS 4160: Legislative Processes
  • POLS 3060: Politics of Appalachia
  • POLS 1010: Politics in the United States

Ohio University Affiliations

Appalachian Studies Certificate Program

Correctional Education Program

Political Communication (POCO) Certificate Program

About Dr. Tadlock

Barry Tadlock is a Professor in Ohio University's Department of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky (1995), his M.A. from the University of Virginia (1987), and his B.A. from Emory & Henry College (1984). He teaches undergraduate courses in American political institutions, as well as Appalachian politics; he also teaches a graduate seminar on executive and legislative politics. He is the recipient of the Arts & Sciences Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award (2007), was named a University Professor (2008-09), and was selected for the inaugural class of the Bruning Teaching Academy (2013-2014). In addition to his teaching duties on the Athens campus, Dr. Tadlock is an instructor in Ohio University's Correctional Education Program.

Dr. Tadlock's research interests include the following: LGBTQ politics, Appalachian politics, congressional campaigns/elections, and welfare reform. His work has appeared in the following journals: Public Opinion Quarterly; Political Research Quarterly; Politics, Groups, & Identities; American Review of PoliticsArmed Forces & Society; Public Administration QuarterlyJournal of Children and PovertyPolitics and PolicyAffilia: Journal of Women and Social Work; Research & Politics; Political Psychology; Legislative Studies Quarterly.

His work has also appeared in the following edited volumes: Transgender rights and politics: Groups, issue framing, and policy adoption; Remarkable rise of transgender rights; The politics of LGBTQ equality: Marriage and beyond; LGBTQ politics: A critical reader; The change election: Money, mobilization, and persuasion in the 2008 federal electionsMinority voting in the United States; The politics of same-sex marriageThe sociology of spatial inequalityCommunities reform: Welfare, food assistance and poverty in rural America.

Dr. Tadlock co-edited (with Ellen D.B. Riggle) Gays and lesbians in the democratic process; Public policy, political representation and public opinion, Columbia University Press, 1999.