Faculty & Staff

Andrea C. Hatcher

Associate Professor of Politics
B.A., M.A., University of West Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Andrea Hatcher received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Her research and teaching interests center on American political institutions.

Her book, Majority Leadership in the U.S. Senate: Balancing Constraints (Cambria Press, 2010), is the first comprehensive study of the office of U.S. Senate majority leader and finds, among other trends, that Senate majority leaders emerge from the party's ideological median but tend to become more ideologically extreme as their margin of majority increases.

Currently, her research interests diversify to include a comparative study of the political behaviors of U.S. and British evangelicals. She is a recipient of the Kennedy Fellowship to aid this research. She offers courses on the Presidency, Legislative Process, Constitutional Law, Religion and Politics in the U.S., and an Introduction to American Government.  Among her extra-curricular activities, she serves as faculty advisor to Sewanee's delegation to the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature as well as a legal team that competes in the annual Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge.

Curriculum Vitae (Hatcher CV)

Abstract:  "A Man for All Seasons"

"The Electoral Risks of Senate Majority Leadership, or How Tom Daschle Lost and Harry Reid Won"  

"Is There a 'Religious Right' Emerging in Britain?"