Dr. Ellen Key

Dr. Ellen Key  joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2012. She earned an A.B. in Government from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stony Brook University. Her areas of teaching and research focus on judicial politics, public opinion, and political methodology. Her work has appeared in a variety of outlets including Political BehaviorPS: Political Science and Politics, and Justice System Journal. In addition to her work with GJS, she is also a faculty affiliate of the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Program. She enjoys following college sports and co-teaches a class on the politics of sport. In her spare time, she’s learning how to crochet.

Areas of Expertise & Interest:
• Judicial Politics
• Public Opinion
• Political Methodology
• Gender Politics

• Ph.D., Political Science, Stony Brook University
• M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia
• A.B., Government, Georgetown University

Courses Taught:
• American National Government and Politics
• Judicial Process
• Law and Politics
• Judicial Decision-Making
• Constitutional Law
• The Washington Experience
• Washington at Work
• Politics of Sport
• Law and Society
• Political Science Capstone
• Research Methods and Statistics
• Foundations of American Politics

Website: https://ellenmkey.weebly.com/

Title: Professor of Political Science
Department: keyem@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7916

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
350C Anne Belk Hall


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