Robin Kolodny

*Professor Kolodny is on Sabbatical during the 2015-2016 Academic Year.


437 Gladfelter Hall
Phone: 215-204-7709


Robin Kolodny received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1992.  She is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, where she has taught since 1991.  During Academic Year 2008-09, Kolodny is a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to the United Kingdom, affiliated with the University of Sussex.  She is the author ofPursuing Majorities:  Congressional Campaign Committees in American Politics (University of Oklahoma Press, 1998) as well as numerous articles on political parties in Congress, in elections, and in comparative perspective.  Kolodny served as an APSA (American Political Science Association) Congressional Fellow in 1995 and in 1999, she received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of APSA.  She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Campaign Finance Institute in Washington, DC.  Her current research is on political party foundations and the long term effects of ‘democracy aid’ in Europe.

Kolodny is also President-Elect of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.  In 2003, she was part of a team of department colleagues that won the Rowman & Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science.  She has served the department, college and university in a variety of administrative roles.

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