Sherri L. Wallace, PhD

Professor, Political Science, Internship Director


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Dr. Sherri L. Wallace received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 1996. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1989.

Teaching Areas

African American Politics, American Politics, Public Policy, State Politics, and Urban Politics.

    Research Areas and Projects

    College Textbook Diversity, Community Economic Development, Race and Politics, and Women and Faculty of Color in Academe.


    Dr. Sherri L. Wallace is a full professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville. She has published in reputable, peer-reviewed scholarly venues on various topics, including college textbook diversity, political science education, faculty diversity in academia, race and politics, and community economic development. She is co-author with Dr. Robert C. Smith on the seminal textbook in the field of Black Politics, American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom (8e and 9e) for which she created the instructor ancillaries. She teaches African American Politics,  American Politics,  Public Policy, State Politics, Urban Politics, and courses focused on engaged and experiential learning. She is a leader and collegial citizen active in departmental, college, university-wide and  national public service, serving as a mentor, editor, consultant/subject expert, and as the chair, (executive) officer or member on standing committees, organized sections, (conference) program and award committees for the American Political Science Association (APSA), the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), and other professional associations. She also serves as an External or Peer Reviewer for refereed (journal) outlets, faculty promotions, and Political Science program periodic reviews.