Office: McGannon Hall, Room 127
Office hours: Fall 2013, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and by appointment
Dr. Jason Windett, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, specializes in state and local politics, the role of gender and race in politics, and public policy. Dr. Windett also organizes the Political Science Department's annual Gender and Politics conference.
Education. Dr. Windett received a B.A. in political science from Catawba College and a Master of Arts from Appalachian State University. He received his Ph.D. in political science with concentrations in American politics, methodology, and public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Teaching. Dr. Windett teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in state and local politics, gender and American politics, as well as urban politics and economic development. He also teaches the undergraduate research methods course.
Research. Dr. Windett's research focuses on the political environment and how it affects women's political ambitions and their campaigns for public office. His work explores a variety of characteristics, including societal, political, and cultural characteristics which affect the success of female candidates in statewide elections. Dr. Windett's dissertation, "Understanding Female Candidates and Campaigns for Governor" was awarded the Christopher Z. Mooney Dissertation Award from the State Politics section of the American Political Science Association. Dr. Windett has written several articles that appeared in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, as well as the National Political Science Review.
Together with Dr. Matthew Hall, Dr. Windett was awarded a research grant for their project, "Estimating Gubernatorial Common Space Scores in the 50 States." Their proposal was one of nine selected as part of a national research program, "The American Governor: Politics, Policy, Powers and Leadership." Drs. Windett and Hall are working with Dr. Christopher Witko of the Political Science department and Michael Wolff, of SLU's Law School, on a project, "Evaluating Institutions, Behavior, and Outcomes in American State Supreme Courts." This project received a substantial grant from the President's Research Fund.
American Political Systems
Electoral Politics syllabus
Gender and American Politics syllabus
State and Local Politics syllabus
Urban Politics syllabus
Urban Economic Development
Research Methods syllabus