Williams Yamkam

Williams Yamkam

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Dr. Williams Yamkam is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith where he teaches multiple courses including American national government, state and local government, comparative political institutions, the U.S. Congress, and campaigns and elections. Besides the various professional trainings that he has received in campaign operations, he is a graduate of American University’s Campaign Management Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Yamkam received his B.A. in political science from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and his Master's in Political Science and Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in Michigan. He is also the faculty advisor to the African Students Association.



National Politics

Now more than ever, the United States is politically divisive between conservatives, liberals, and a slew of other parties. Learn about the landscape of national politics and the elections in upcoming years.


State Politics

Arkansas politics has been in the national spotlight recently, with the private option and the senate race between Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton garnering national headlines. Hear about the dynamics of political races in Arkansas and what issues lay in store for policy makers in the coming years.



Polling remains an important way not just to determine public opinion, but to predict upcoming elections. Learn about the science of polling in this informative talk.


Campaigns and Elections

From assembling a campaign staff to fundraising to maintaining an image, running a campaign is a laborious and multifaceted task that challenges even the most determined individuals. In this talk, Yamkam analyzes campaign strategies and how best to run a successful campaign.