The Honorable W. Russell Arrington Professor in State Politics, Department of Political Science
Research Interests: Illinois & U.S. politics, government, and election finance
Dr. Mooney encourages his students to get out into the world. His classes often take field trips to the Illinois State Capitol, state agencies, and the Illinois Supreme Court. Mooney is a nationally recognized leader in the field of state politics. He is the founding editor of the national academic journal “State Politics and Policy Quarterly”. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.