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Sarah Poggione

Dr. Sarah Poggione, portrait
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; Professor of Political Science

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Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2001

Research Areas

  • American Politics
  • Legislative Politics
  • State Politics
  • Women and Politics

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1010: Politics in the United States
  • POLS 3040: State Politics
  • POLS 4065/5065: American Political Behavior
  • POLS 4067/5067: Women and Politics
  • POLS 4280: Science and Politics in the United States
  • POLS 6010: Quantitative Research Methods

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About Dr. Poggione

Sarah Poggione is a Professor of Political Science. Her work on state politics and policy, legislative organization, and women in elective office has appeared in American Review of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly as well as edited volumes on southern politics, women and politics, and public policy. Professor Poggione's current research investigates the effects of state legislative institutions on state legislators' representational behavior and state policy. She finds that gender differences in state legislators’ activities are influenced by the kind of institution in which they serve, and that differences in the structure or organization of state legislatures produce differences in state policy adoption and implementation.

Professor Poggione joined the Department of Political Science at Ohio University in 2009. Before that she was a faculty member in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University (2004-2009) and Franklin Fellow in the Political Science Department at the University of Georgia (2001-2004). Professor Poggione received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant and the Roberta Sigel Dissertation Fellowship by the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, for her work on state legislative structure, women state legislators, and welfare policy. In 2012, she received the Sophonisba Breckenridge award for the best paper on the topic of women and politics from the Midwest Political Science Association.

Professor Poggione's teaching interests are in the general areas of American politics and research methods. She teaches courses on women and politics, state politics and policy, quantitative research methods, and political behavior.