Shannon Jenkins, PhD she/her/hers
College of Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts 370
|2003||Loyola University Chicago||PhD in Political Science|
|1993||University of Notre Dame||BA in Government and Computer Applications|
- American Politics
- State and Local Politics
- Public Policy
- Women and Politics
- Political Science BA
- Political Science Online BA
- Public Administration BA, BS
- Public Administration Online BS
- Fulbright Scholar - Japan: Yokohama National University and Tokai University (2019)
- Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence (2019)
- Fulbright Scholar - China: East China University of Political Science and Law (2012)
- State Legislatures
- State and Local Political Parties
- Women and Politics
- Political Science Education
- Shannon Jenkins, J. Cherie Strachan, Lori Poloni-Staudinger, and Candice D. Ortbals (2020).
Why Don’t Women Rule the World? Understanding Women’s Civic and Political Choices.
- Shannon Jenkins and Douglas D. Roscoe (2021).
Amateur Hour: The Dominance of Purposive Benefits among Local Party Chairs.
Social Science Quarterly
- Shannon Jenkins, Lori Poloni-Staudinger, and J. Cherie Strachan (2021).
Linked Fate, #MeToo, and Political Participation
Politics, Groups, & Identities
- Shannon Jenkins (2016).
The Context of Legislating: Constraints on the Legislative Process in the United States.
- Douglas D. Roscoe and Shannon Jenkins
Local Party Organizations in the 21st Century.
Shannon Jenkins is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She started at UMass Dartmouth in 2004 and is a Professor of Political Science. She served as chair of the Political Science Department from 2012-2018 and was the Academic Director of Online Learning in Online and Continuing Education from 2015 to the 2020. Her primary research focuses on decision-making in state legislatures, with a specific focus on the role of political organizations and gender in shaping outputs in these institutions. She also researches the effect of engaged learning pedagogies on college students’ political interest and engagement; she was awarded the Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2019 in recognition of this work. She is the author/co-author of three books and has received two Fulbright awards, one in China in 2012 and one in Japan in 2019.