Audrey A. Haynes

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor; Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Georgia

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science

Dr. Audrey Haynes gets to spend each day doing something she loves: teaching great students, researching interesting questions, mentoring future teachers, researchers, and political actors of all kinds, as well as interacting with interesting fellow academics who teach her new things on a regular basis.

  • PhD, The Ohio State University Political Science
  • MA, University of Georgia Political Science
  • AB, University of Georgia Journalism
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Collecting political campaign buttons, reading all types of books, including science fiction and fantasy, gardening, painting and writing.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

I am lucky that I can say that every class day is my favorite and most memorable SPIA moment! But of course, the best moments usually come when students tell you that what you did mattered to them in some way.

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Haynes serves on the UGA Athletic Association Board.

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway
Taste of India as it is my go to place to take students and graduate Teaching Assistants out to lunch for good food and conversation.
Recent Honors / Awards

Haynes has received several honors, the University’s top teaching recognition, the Joshiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, as well as recognition in 2012 as one of the Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Professors” in the nation. She is a two-time recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award. Her campus teaching awards include the SPIA Excellence in Teaching Award and a 2006 Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is a member of the UGA Teaching Academy, the Online Teaching Fellows Program, and is a Center for Teaching and Learning Senior Teaching Fellow.