Professor of Political Science
American politics, women and politics, bureaucracy

Carnegie Hall, 203e

Curriculum Vitae

American Politics, women and politics, bureaucracy

Professor Dolan’s scholarly interests include American government and politics, women and politics, and bureaucratic politics. Her scholarship focuses especially on women in the public bureaucracies and in executive positions. She has authored or co-authored many books, including Representative Bureaucracy: Classic Readings and Continuing Controversies (with David H. Rosenbloom), and four editions of Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence (with Melissa Deckman and Michele Swers). In addition, she is an original member of the Japanese and American Women Political Scientists’ Symposium (JAWS), a collaborative research group that studies women and politics in both Japan and the United States.

Professor Dolan’s scholarship appears in numerous journals, including PS: Political Science and PoliticsPublic Administration Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and TheoryWomen & Politics, and the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. She has received numerous grants and awards for her scholarship, including a National Science Foundation grant, the Erika Fairchild Award from the Southern Political Science Association, the Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award from the American Society for Public Administration, and a best dissertation award from the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration.

  • BA: St. Olaf College
  • PhD: American University