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Abbylin Sellers

Abbilyn Sellers

Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Policy


Abbylin Sellers is an associate professor of American politics at Azusa Pacific University.  Her areas of teaching emphasis are American politics and public policy, specifically American government, US political institutions (the constitutional presidency and war powers; Congress and the legislative process), welfare policy, state and local politics, women in politics, and 20th century Communism. Sellers research on political behavior focuses on descriptive representation and how it affects political engagement, efficacy, and trust, and she is currently working on a book project about immigrant entrepreneurs in Los Angeles County.  She serves as the practicum director for her department and Pi Sigma Alpha faculty adviser.  She is also an honored visiting graduate faculty for Ashland University’s Masters in American history and government program and on the summer faculty for the James Madison Foundation’s Summer Institute. 


  • PhD, Political Science, Claremont Graduate University
  • MA, Public Policy, Regent University
  • BA, Political Science, Westmont College


  • 20th Century Communism
  • American Presidency
  • Congress and Legislative Process
  • State and Local Politics
  • Welfare Policy
  • Women in Politics