Sean Theriault is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of government at the University of Texas in Austin. His primary focus is American political institutions with specialties in congressional politics, elections and voting behavior, and party polarization. He also teaches a one-semester course on the Catholic Church. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012, was awarded UT’s Professor of the Year in 2011, and has received numerous other teaching awards including the Friar Society Teaching Fellowship, a major undergraduate teaching award, in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.
(Spring 2007, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022)