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Carl Cavalli, Ph.D.

Carl Cavalli
Title: Professor, Political Science
Phone: 706-864-1872

Office: Hansford Hall 338, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: American Political Institutions, American Political Parties and Elections, Federal Elections, The Presidency


Dr. Carl D. Cavalli came to North Georgia College (as it was then known) in 1993 after a year at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), and five years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His professional and teaching interests lie in the areas of the presidency, Congress, political parties and federal elections.

Dr. Cavalli has produced several publications, including a book on the presidency, and several chapters in an American Government text he co-edited. He was part of a team that developed the award-winning University System of Georgia eCore™ online American Government course. He also wrote and edited several segments of the University System's American government telecourse. He has received research grants from University System of Georgia and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, and has been formally recognized by students and by the NGCSU Student Government Association for his teaching and service. In the real world, he worked on the successful 1986 campaign of U.S. Rep. David Price (D-NC). He has appeared on radio and television as an election analyst and is regularly interviewed local and national media.

Personal Information

Outside of school, he enjoys playing tennis and watching major league baseball and college basketball. He also regularly watches Seinfeld and The Daily Show (and occasionally a good Hitchcock film) with his wife Bonnie (Dr. Robinson in the UNG English Department), and their cats Ella and Earl.

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