Sean Whyard | LSU Political Science

Office:  331 Stubbs Hall


MA: Political Science, University of West Florida, 2019-2021
BA: Major, Political Science; Minor, Public Administration, University of North Florida, 2016-2018 (graduated Cum Laude)


Sean Whyard is a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University.  He studied American politics with an emphasis on campaigns, elections, and voting behavior.  His first book, Storefront Campaigning (with Joshua Darr; expected Spring 2024), is under review at Cambridge University Press' series Elements in Campaigns and Elections.  Prior to graduate school, Sean worked on several political campaigns as a field director and in government affairs for a trade association. He received his MA from the University of West Florida in 2021, and his BA from the University of North Florida in 2018.  He grew up in Jacksonville, FL.

Areas of Interest

Campaigns, elections, voting behavior

Academic Awards and Honors

Graduate Student Association Travel Award, Louisiana State University ((2022 & 2023)
Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, University of West Florida Dept. of Political Science (2021)

Teaching Experience

POLI 2051  American Government, Louisiana State University (Spr 2023; Fall 2023)
Campaigns & Elections, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at LSU, Fall 2022


American Political Science Association (APSA), 2021-present
Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), 2021-present
Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), 2021-present