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EIU Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Melinda A Mueller, Professor and Department Chair

Office: 2341 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217 581 2523
Fax: 217 581 2926
Email: mamueller@eiu.edu

Melinda Mueller's Vita

Dr. Mueller (B.A. Susquehanna University, M.A., Ph.D. Rochester) serves as the department chair. She received the 2008 Faculty Laureate for undergraduate general education teaching, the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Sciences, and Achievement and Contribution Awards.

Professor Mueller teaches courses in American Politics and Public Policy. She regularly directs undergraduate and graduate independent studies, capstones, and theses in the area of congressional politics, public policy, interest groups, and women and politics. She primarily conducts research on gender and politics, focusing on questions of descriptive and substantive policy representation. Her publications include a book chapter on "soccer moms" and voting, in Engaging the Public: How the Government and Media Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and a chapter on gender, campaigning and Twitter in Social Media and Politics, co-authored with students, and a literature review on women and U.S. politics in Choice. She has a chapter on Teddy Roosevelt's rhetoric and conservationism in From the Bully Pulpit: Presidential Rhetoric, Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy. She has also published in PS: Political Science & Politics, The Thomas Jefferson Law Review, The U.S. Government and the Environment, and Managing Environmental Policies: A Casebook. 

 


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Frequently Taught Courses

  • PLS 3903 -- Women & Politics
  • PLS 3723 -- Political Behavior
  • PLS 3733 -- Interest Groups & Lobbying
  • PLS 4763 -- Environmental Politics & Policy
  • PLS 5373 -- Proseminar in American Politics

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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

3321 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920- 3099
217-581-5947
mgworthington@eiu.edu


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