Christopher M. Baxter

Chris Baxter is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Dr. Baxter serves as a pre-law advisor, and is a seven-time participant in UT Martin’s Governor’s School for the Humanities. He teaches courses in public administration and American government.

Dr. Baxter graduated with a B.S. in political science from UT Martin in 1994 and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. His research interests include constitutional law and judicial politics; his recent articles have focused on how interest groups attempt to influence judges’ decisions and the outcomes of judicial elections. In 2013 Dr. Baxter was one of two UT Martin faculty members to receive the Outstanding Teacher Award from the UT Alumni Association. His wife Lisa is also a UT Martin alumnus, and they have one son, Jake.


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