Dr. Heather Ondercin

Dr. Heather L. Ondercin joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2019.  Dr. Ondercin holds a joint Ph.D. and M.A. in political science and women’s and gender studies.  Her primary field of research and teaching is American political behavior, with specific interest in dynamic political behavior, political psychology, and gender and politics.  Her research has been published in the British Journal of Political SciencePolitical Research QuarterlyPolitical Behavior, Electoral StudiesSocial Forces, American Politics Research, and Gender & Politics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Opinion
  • Political Psychology
  • Gender and Politics
  • Political Methodology


  • Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. Eastern Michigan University

Courses Taught

  • Undergrad:
    • Introduction to American National Government and Politics
    • Public Opinion
    • Political Psychology
    • Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
    • American Politics & Gender
    • Politics of Inequality
    • Political Participation and Civic Engagement
    • Research Methods
  • Graduate:
    • Seminar in Political Behavior
    • Voting and Elections
    • Scope and Methods

Website: http://heatherondercin.weebly.com/

Title: PS Curriculum Coordinator, Associate Professor of Political Science
Department: ondercinhl@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6349

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
350 E Anne Belk Hall


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