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Dr. Rebecca Deen is Chair and Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington.  An expert in US politics, she has published research findings on women in the political process, the U.S. presidency, and effective pedagogy in journals such as Women & Politics, State and Local Government Review, Congress & the Presidency and Judicature.  Her current projects include an exploration of the relationship among civic engagement, local policy and political recruitment, as well as an examination of the politics of school-related volunteer organizations and their role in educational policy.  She is also the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including the UT Board of Regents Outstanding Teaching Award and membership in the UT Arlington’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  Newspaper reporters (the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Detroit Free Press, Toronto Star) seek her expertise and she has appeared on TV (NBC5, KXAS; Fox 4 News, KDFW) and radio (featured guest on Think on KERA 90.1).  Dr. Deen earned her BA in political science from Denison University in 1992 and her Masters and doctorate degrees in political science from The Ohio State University (1995 and 1997).

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