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Allison CuttnerAssistant Teaching Professor | QTM


Allison Cuttner completed her PhD in Political Science at Emory University in 2021. Prior to joining QTM as an Assistant Teaching Professor, Dr. Cuttner was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on distributive politics, governance, and personnel in non-democracies and developing countries. In addition to teaching research design and methods, Dr. Cuttner is a certified yoga instructor with experience teaching power vinyasa, hot power fusion, and yoga sculpt as well as coaching power yoga teacher training.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Emory University, 2021
  • M.A., Political Science, Emory University, 2019 
  • M.A., Political Science and International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2015
  • B.A., Political Science & Asian Studies, Temple University, 2013


Dr. Cuttner's research agenda explores the relationships between leaders and their supporting elites, whether in the inner circle of regime leadership, staffing the bureaucracy, or controlling local machines, and the impact these relationships have on public goods distribution. Overall, Dr. Cuttner's research can be categorized into two streams: distributive politics and governance, and personnel and elite politics. She utilizes formal theory, observational quantitative and qualitative analyses, focus groups, and surveys.


  • QTM 110: Introduction to Scientific Methods

  • QTM 220: Regression Analysis