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 Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Social Forces, Mobilization, 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

  • Introduction to American Government
  • Public Opinion

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

Title: PS Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant 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