Elizabeth I. Dorssom, MPA, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lincoln University of Missouri.

My first book, Missouri Politics: Government in the Show-Me State, looks at the political status of Missouri in the United States, exploring the Show-Me State's rich political tradition through a comparative approach. Visit the "Book" section of my website to learn more.

My research focuses on legislative politics, state government, and public policy. I have published several articles and book chapters, including in Social Science Quarterly  and  Political Science Educator. My research has been featured in 3 Streams Blog, Political Science Today, and The Academic Minute.   To learn more about my research agenda,  visit the "Research" section of my website.

I have a strong passion for teaching and have earned multiple teaching awards.  I regularly teach courses on American National Government, and American State and Local Government. I also have experience teaching Introduction to Public Policy, Party Politics, American Executive and Congress, American Political Behavior, Current Political Events, and Women and Politics. Visit the "Teaching" section of my website to learn more about my teaching awards and experience.

I am an advocate for first-generation and underrepresented students. Visit the "Student Resources" section for academic success guides as well as links to  graduate school and research resources.

I earned a B.A. in Women's Studies from Chatham University and a Master of Public Administration in Public Sector Management and Leadership from California State University-Northridge.   I earned a Political Science Ph.D in American Politics and Public Policy and Administration from the Harry S Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at the University of MissouriI am a former Oskar Morgenstern Fellow through the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a former Dan Searle Fellow through the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University  

Email: dorssome@lincolnu.edu 

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