Dr. Epley's primary research focuses on the meaning and significance of identity in politics. She specifically analyzes the interrelationships between religion, public opinion, and political behavior in Southeast Asia. She has a secondary research interest in effective teaching and student learning.
Her professional agenda aims to facilitate meaningful discussions and learning experiences, build cross-cultural bridges, and reduce tensions and conflicts.
Dr. Epley currently works at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Religious Studies Minor Program Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Michigan with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science as well as a Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies and a Certificate in Survey Methodology. Her B.A. in Political Science is from Vassar College.