Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Hours:MW 10:00-11:30 (or by appointment)
- Visiting Assistant Professor
- American Politics (elections/parties/behavior/opinion/policy)
- Research Methodology/Quantitative Methods
- Public Policy
- Political Science
- PhD, Political Science, University of Florida (2016)
- MA, Political Science, University of Florida (2014)
- MPA, Public Administration, Texas State University (2011)
- BS, Political Science, Texas A&M University (2009)
Mitchell Sellers is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. He joined the Political Science Department in 2018, and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 2016.
Dr. Sellers’ research interests fall broadly into the field of state politics and policies, in addition to executive-legislative relations. He specializes in American politics, research design, statistics and public policy. His research on policy diffusion, executive orders and transgender rights has appeared in several scholarly outlets, including Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Public Policy, Administration & Society and an edited volume on transgender rights and politics from the University of Michigan Press.
He has received research support from the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and has worked with the Capital Improvements Department in the City of San Marcos, TX. His current projects analyze gubernatorial use of executive orders to understand when and why governors use unilateral powers, and how this alters executive-legislative relations.
2) Taylor, Jami K., Lewis, Daniel C., and Haider-Markel, Donald P. Forthcoming. The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights: How a Small, Seemingly Marginalized Group becomes a Political Force. Chapter 3: Executive Expansion of Transgender Rights (with Sellers, Mitchell D.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
1) Sellers, Mitchell D. Forthcoming. “Absent Inclusion Polices: Problems Facing Homeless Transgender Youth,” Public Integrity. [Download Article]
5) Sellers, Mitchell D. 2017. “Gubernatorial Use of Executive Orders: Unilateral Action and Policy Adoption,” Journal of Public Policy, 37(3): 315-339. [Download Article]
4) Hicks, William, McKee, Seth C., Sellers, Mitchell D. and Smith, Daniel A. 2015. “A Principle or a Strategy? Voter Identification Laws and Partisan Competition in the American States,” Political Research Quarterly, 68(1): 18-33. [Download Article]
3) Sellers, Mitchell D. 2014. “Discrimination and the Transgender Population: Analysis of the Functionality of Local Government Policies that Protect Gender Identity,” Administration & Society, 46(1): 70-86. [Download Article]
2) Sellers, Mitchell D. 2014. “Executive Expansion of Transgender Rights: Electoral Incentives to Issue or Revoke Executive Orders.” In Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption (Eds.) Taylor, J. K. and Haider-Markel, D. P. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
1) Sellers, Mitchell D. and Colvin, Roddrick. 2014. “Explicit Use of Transgender-Inclusive Language and Its Effects on the Adoption and Implementation of Local Nondiscrimination Policies." In Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption (Eds.) Taylor, J. K. and Haider-Markel, D. P. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.