Miles D. Williams


Visiting Assistant Professor | Denison University


I am a political scientist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Data for Political Research at Denison University. I also am an alum of the US General Service Administration’s Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) where I served as a specialist in statistical methods. I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I specialize in International Relations and Political Economy and teach courses on International Relations, statistical programming, and data visualization. I have conducted research on a range of topics, but I’m primarily interested in the impact of politics on the distribution of global economic assistance. I also have an interest in statistical methodology, causal inference, and political communication.

I have been a contributor to the Religion in Public blog, written evaluation resources for the federal government on reporting statistical results and on best-practices for using multinomial tests, and I occasionally like to write about miscellaneous issues on statistical programming and methods on my personal blog.


  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • Game Theory
  • Statistical Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Causal Inference


  • PhD in Political Science, 2022

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MA in Political Science, 2016

    Eastern Illinois University

  • BA in History and Political Science; Philosophy, 2015

    Greenville University

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