Dean Stacia Haynie is the J. W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor in the LSU Department of Political Science and has been a member of the LSU faculty since 1990. She has also served in a number of administrative positions on the campus including department Chair, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the LSU Graduate School, as well as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Dean Haynie received a bachelor’s degree in theater in 1981 and a master’s degree in political science in 1986, both from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1990, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Texas.
Dean Haynie studies judicial politics with special emphasis on comparative appellate court decision-making. With support from the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, Dean Haynie and her colleagues C. Neal Tate of Vanderbilt, Reginald Sheehan of Michigan State University, and Donald Songer of the University of South Carolina have created a 10-country appellate courts data set. Haynie has particular expertise in the legal systems of South Africa, the Philippines and India. Her studies also include civil trial court decisions in U.S. state courts. Her work has been published in the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Law and Society Review, the South African Journal of Human Rights, Asian Studies and Asian Profile.
Dean Haynie teaches courses in Judicial Politics, American Constitutional Law, Comparative Judicial Politics and American Public Law. Dean Haynie has also been awarded the Arts & Sciences Professor’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship, the LSU University Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award and the LSU College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.