Sam Whitt received his Ph.D. in political science from
Vanderbilt University. He holds a B.A. with majors in Russian and German from University of South and a second B.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee.
Much of his dissertation research and subsequent scholarship has explored ethnic relations
after violent conflict using novel experimental methods. His fieldwork in Bosnia- Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Tajikistan has been supported by grants from the Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship
Program, the National Science Foundation, IREX, and Title VIII funding from the State Department. His research has been published in several journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Conflict Resolution and The Journal of Economic Growth.
Sam is currently an assistant professor of political
science at High Point University. Before coming to High Point, he spent a year at the State Department in Washington working on public opinion research. He previously taught at the University of
Tennessee, Mount Mercy College, and at Kosovo's University of Pristina, where he completed a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010-11.