Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Wendy Schiller,

Wendy Schiller, Ph.D., is the Royce Family professor of teaching excellence at Brown University. She is also a professor of political science, International and Public Affairs, and director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown. She completed her undergraduate work in political science at the University of Chicago, served on the staffs of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and then earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. After fellowships at the Brookings Institution and Princeton University, she came to Brown in 1994. She teaches popular courses titled “The American Presidency,” “Introduction to the American Political Process,” and “Gender and Public Policy.” Schiller authored or co-authored three books, one edited volume, and one Introductory to a textbook on American Politics. Her latest book, “Inequality Across State Lines: How Policymakers Have Failed Domestic Violence Victims in the United States,” was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2023. She has also published many articles in major American political science journals and offers political commentary to local and national news outlets.