Bentley Hall with Annex

Faculty & Staff Profile 

Sarah Poggione 
Associate Professor, Graduate Director

257 Bentley Annex

Sarah Poggione is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her work on state legislative organization and women in elective office has appeared in Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly and as well as edited volumes on southern politics and women and politics. Professor Poggione's current research investigates the effects of legislative organization on women state legislators' representational behavior and collective impact on policy. She shows that differences in power party leaders and the autonomy of standing committees condition the influence of women state legislators, a minority in 98 of 99 state legislative chambers on policy.

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.

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