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Harold Hedgepeth, Department of Political Science at Tulane University

Harold Hedgepeth

Phd Student

318 Norman Mayer


Lee Hedgepeth is a Ph.D. student in the political development program. He earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in African-American studies from the University of South Alabama in 2017 and an M.A. in community journalism from the University of Alabama in 2018.


Lee worked as a political journalist for more than five years, covering events ranging from impeachments to executions. His work has been cited in outlets like The New York Times and U.S. News and World Report.

His research interests include the press as a political institution, the death penalty, faculty diversity in higher education, and the treatment of minorities.


Lee is also a research assistant in Tulane’s Office of Assessment and Institutional Research and an adjunct instructor in Delgado Community College’s Adult Education Program.


You can follow Lee on Twitter @lee_hedgepeth.