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Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science, Chatham University

Jennie Sweet-Cushman is an associate professor of political science at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she teaches courses in public policy, American politics, women and politics, and research methods. She was the 2018-2019 “Teacher of the Year” in Chatham’s School of Arts Science and Business, the 2020 American Political Science Association’s 2020 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation, Chatham University’s 2020 recipient of the Buhl Professorship, and received the 2021 Jane Burger Advising Award.

From 2013-2019 she also served as the Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics. A former (successful) congressional campaign manager herself, Jennie earned her Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University in Detroit in 2014.

Her research focuses on women’s political ambition and representation in the U.S., as well as gender equity in academia.

Relevant writing:

Jennie Sweet-Cushman: Women are worthy of your votes” in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pennsylvania has some big races in 2022, but political parties are mostly staying silent. Why?” in Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Family-Friendly Conferences” in Inside Higher Ed

State Expertise: Pa.
Speaks: English

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