||Chair, Department of Political Science; Director, John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy; Professor of Political Science; Director, Global Learning Initiative
Ph.D., Political Science, Carl Albert Congressional Studies Center and University of Oklahoma
M.A., Political Science, University of Oklahoma
B.A., Political Science, French, and History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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United States Government and Politics (especially American Institutions), Media, Women and Politics, Public Policy (especially Comparative Health Policy and Health Social Movements)
Dr. Kedrowski has been a member of the faculty since 1994, and department chair since 2001. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the Carl Albert Congressional Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma in 1992, and her B.A. in political science, French, and history from the University of Minnesota in 1986. She conducts research primarily in the fields of congressional communication and public policy. Her interest in health policy specifically stems from her two years as a health policy analyst for Families USA in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Media Entrepreneurs and the Media Enterprise in the U.S. Congress (1996); coauthor of Cancer Activism (2007) and Breastfeeding Rights in the United States (2008); and author or coauthor of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews.
In spring 2010, Kedrowski was the Visiting Fulbright Chair in Health, Indigenous Peoples, Media and Education at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While there, she studied Canadian women’s health movements.
Kedrowski teaches a number of courses in American politics, public policy, and women’s studies. She has received a number of honors and awards, including being named Winthrop University's Outstanding Junior Professor (1999) and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Advisor (2007). She also is active in various professional associations, and has served on the Status of Women Committee and the Executive Council of the Southern Political Science Association, as vice president of the Political Science Education Section of the American Political Science Association, and as president of the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, South. Dr. Kedrowski received Winthrop University's Distinguished Professor Award in 2011.