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Melissa K. Merry, Ph.D.

Melissa K. Merry, Ph.D.

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Graduate Director and Advisor, Political Science

Departments

Location

  • Fourth Floor, Room 406
  • Ford Hall, Belknap Campus

Phone Number

  • 502-852-3301

Email Address

Website


Bio

 CV

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Biography

Melissa Merry is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Master of Public Administration Program.  She received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington, with specializations in American Politics and Public Policy.  Before joining the faculty at University of Louisville, she spent one year as a Visiting Professor at Pacific Lutheran University.  Her research interests include environmental politics and policy, interest groups, and political communication.   Her scholarly articles have appeared (or are forthcoming) in American Politics Research, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, and Review of Policy Research. 

Selected Publications

  • Merry, M.K. (2010).  Emotional appeals in environmental group communications.  American Politics Research.  doi:10.1177/1532673X09356267
  • Merry, M.K. Blogging and environmental activism: A new way to engage the public?  Forthcoming in Review of Policy Research.
  • Merry, M.K. Interest group activism on the web: The case of environmental organizations.  Forthcoming in Journal of Information Technology and Politics.

Educational Background

  • BA from Hampshire College (2001), major in Environmental Studies
  • MA in Political Science, University of Washington (2004)
  • PhD in Political Science, University of Washington (2008)

Teaching Areas

  • Public policy
  • Environmental policy
  • American politics

Research Interests

  • Public policy
  • Political organizations and parties
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Environmental politics
  • Information technology and politics
  • Political communication

Honors & Awards

  • Donald R. Matthews Fellow in American Politics, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington, 2002-2003.

Professional Memberships

  • Southern Political Science Association
  • American Political Science Association
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