Shannon Jenkins, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Phone: 5089998036

Address: 285 Old Westport Road

City: Dartmouth, Massachusetts - 02747

Country: United States

About Me:

Shannon Jenkins is an Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, specializing in U.S. state politics, women and politics, and public policy.  Her 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, and the impact of specific pedagogical practices on student learning outcomes in political science courses.  Her research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Political Science Education, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, P.S.: Political Science and Politics, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.  She has published two books; one focuses on legislative process in the states (The Context of Legislating, 2016, Routledge) and one examining the role of local political parties in elections (Local Parties in the 21st Century, with Douglas D. Roscoe, 2016, SUNY Press).

Research Interests

State and Local Politics

Gender and Politics

Legislative Politics

Political Parties and Interest Groups

State Legislatures

Women Candidates

Countries of Interest

United States