My Story

I was born and raised in the hills and beaches of Southern California. In college I quickly gravitated toward economics, history, and political science courses because I am fascinated by how humans organize their world and govern themselves. After a stint working professionally in California state politics, I went back to graduate school to explore more deeply what I saw in practice everyday. I was happy to begin my academic career at Warren Wilson College, and I have come to love living in Western North Carolina almost enough to make me forget SoCal beaches. Almost.

Chris Kypriotis
Old books
Formal Garden


  • B.A. in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. in Economics, California State University, Sacramento
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • American Political Institutions
  • Political Behavior
  • Formal Theory

Courses Taught

  • PSC 1510: Introduction to American Government
  • PSC 2380: The American Presidency
  • PSC 3570: Markets and Politics in the United States

Crews and Other Activities

  • Faculty Advisor - Warren Wilson Democrats

Contact Dr. Kypriotis

Jensen 308

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000