Cornell Clayton is the Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, where he also serves as the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government. A prolific author, he publishes widely on American government, politics and law. Dr. Clayton currently serves as a Section Chair of the American Political Association. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University. Past distinctions include Fulbright and Truman Scholarships, the C.O. Distinguished Professorship, and the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair. He has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at institutes and universities around the world.
Richard Elgar has been with the Foley Institute since 2006. He received a Ph.D in Political Science from Washington State University in 2019. His research focuses on economic and gender inequality in Latin America. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association.