Kathleen Dolan, distinguished professor and chair of the UWM Department of Political Science, has been appointed co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science, the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Dolan, along with Jennifer L. Lawless of the University of Virginia, will lead the editorial team for a four-year term beginning in June 2019. They will be joined by four associate editors and a 56-member editorial board.
Dolan’s research at UWM focuses on woman and politics, electoral behavior and public opinion. She is the author of two books, “When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections” (Oxford University Press 2014) and “Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates”(Westview Press 2004) and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She teaches courses on political behavior, gender politics and research methods.
Dolan has received a multitude of awards and recognitions for her work in political science, including a National Science Foundation grant for her work on gender stereotypes and female political candidates, and the UWM Research Grant Initiative award.
“We believe that the incoming AJPS editorial team led by Dolan and Lawless will maintain the journal’s tradition of making outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge while continuing to expand transparency in both published work and the operation of the journal,” said Elisabeth Gerber, president of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Dolan and Lawless were unanimously chosen as co-editors based on the recommendation of the search committee of the journal’s editorial team.
“The Dolan and Lawless proposal hit all of the criteria proposed by the MPSA Executive Council,” said Rick Wilson, chair of the search committee. “The committee feels confident that this team will be excellent stewards for AJPS.”
The American Journal of Political Science is committed to significant advances in knowledge and understanding of citizenship, governance and politics, and to the public value of political science research. The journal is ranked first out of 165 political science journals on its impact factor, a measure of its importance in the field, according to the Journal Citation Reports.