Debra Leiter

Assistant Professor

Office: 303G Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-235-2793
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Dr. Debra Leiter is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research focuses on the intersection of elections, voters, and political parties, with an emphasis on Western European electorates. She is a native Californian.


Pol-Sci 220: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Pol-Sci 221: Introduction to Comparative Politics and Research
Pol-Sci 357: Western European Politics
Pol-Sci 365: Congress and Parliaments
Pol-Sci 380: British Politics

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2013
M.A., University of California, Davis, 2010
B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2006