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Melinda A Mueller, Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Office: 2010 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217 581 3022
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's Graduate Coordinator. She received the 2008 Faculty Laureate for undergraduate general education teaching, the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award in the College of Sciences, and several Achievement and Contribution Awards.

Professor Mueller teaches two graduate seminars--the proseminar on American Politics and the seminar on Congress and the Presidency. At the undergraduate level, she teaches Women and Politics, the Presidency, Interest Groups and Lobbying, Environmental Politics and Policy, Congress, and Political Behavior. 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. 

Professor Mueller 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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Women’s Studies Program

3744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920- 3099
217-581-5947
jludlow@eiu.edu

EIU FEM Meetings

Tuesdays @ 8pm in Paris Room, University Union

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2/21/18 2pm in the WRC
3/21/18 2pm in the WRC
4/18 2pm in the WRC


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