Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of Maryland - College Park
Fields of Study - American Government and Political Behavior
M.A., University of Maryland - College Park
B.A., Providence College, Providence, R.I., Major: Political Science
PolSci 104: Introduction to American Government and Politics - Syllabus (pdf), Online (pdf)
PolSci 203: Intro. to Political Science Research - Online (pdf)
PolSci 425: Women in Politics - Online (pdf)
PolSci 700: Scope and Methods of Political Science - Syllabus (pdf)
American Government, Political Behavior, Women and Politics, Research Methods, Congress, Elections and Voting
Electoral Behavior, Women and Politics, Public Opinion, Political Participation, Legislative Politics, Survey Methodology.
Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates. 2004. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
"The Impact of Gender Stereotyped Evaluations on Support for Women Candidates" in Political Behavior, 32: 69-88. (2010)
"Do Gender Stereotypes Transcend Party?" with Kira Sanbonmatsu, in Political Research Quarterly, 62: 485-494. (2009)
"Gender Stereotypes and Attitudes Toward Gender Balance in Government" with Kira Sanbonmatsu, in American Politics Research, 37: 409-428. (2009)
"Running Against a Woman: Do Female Opponents Shape Male Candidate Behaviors?" in Social Science Quarterly, 89: 765-779. (2008)
"Is there a 'gender affinity effect' in American politics? Information, Affect, and Candidate Sex in U.S. House Elections." in Political Research Quarterly, 61: 79-89. (2008). Recipient of the 2009 PRQ Best Article Award for the best paper published in the journal in 2008.
"Symbolic Mobilization? The Impact of Candidate Sex in American Elections." in American Politics Research. 34: 687-704 (2006).
"Do Women Candidates Play to Gender Stereotypes? Do Men Candidates Play to Women? Candidate Sex and Issue Priorities on Campaign Websites." in Political Research Quarterly 58: 31-44. (2005)
"The Impact of Candidate Sex on Evaluations of Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives." in Social Science Quarterly, 85:206-217. (2004)
"Electoral Context, Issues, and Voting for Women in the 1990s." in Women and Politics, 23:21-36 (2002)
"Knowing Versus Caring: The Role of Affect and Cognition in Political Perception." With Tom Holbrook in Political Psychology, 22:27-44. (2001)
"Voting for Women in the Year of the Woman." in American Journal of Political Science, 42:272-293. (1998)