Mitchell Sellers is an Assistant Professor at Temple University. He joined the seminar-225x300Political Science Department in 2016, 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. 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.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Florida
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Florida
  • Master of Public Administration, Texas State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Texas A&M University

Research and Teaching Interests

Mitchell Sellers’ research and teaching interests are on state politics, executive politics, policy diffusion, political parties, interest groups, and LGBT public policy.

Contact Information

Office Hours: M 11:30-1:30, and by appointment
Office: 422 Gladfelter Hall
E-mail: msellers@temple.edu

Mailing Address

Temple University
Department of Political Science
446 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089