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Michelle Barnello


Michelle Barnello

Associate Professor
Department Chair

McMurran Hall 361A
(757) 594-7556
barnello@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • MA in Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • BA in Political Science, Le Moyne College

Teaching

Women and Politics, Power and Politics in America, Congress, Senior Seminar in Political Science

Research

Women and Politics, State Politics

Biography

Dr. Michelle Barnello, Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, joined the faculty of Christopher Newport University in 2001. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Christopher Newport, Dr. Barnello was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Old Dominion University. She is originally from upstate New York, and received her B.A. in political science from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University. Her research interests include women and politics and state politics. More specifically, she studies the impact of women legislators on state politics, including roll call voting behavior and bill sponsorship, as well as issues of particular relevance to women, such as abortion policy. Her work has appeared in journals including Women & Politics, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, as well as The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. In addition to being a faculty member in the Political Science Department, she is a member of the Honors Faculty. Before becoming Chair of the Political Science Department, she had been the faculty advisor to Alpha Alpha Epsilon –Christopher Newport’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha – the National Political Science Honor Society for fifteen years, and was the founding member of the chapter.

  • Newspaper
    (2016 ). How Trump could Ignore Social Conservatives...and Win. The Washington Post.
  • Manuscript
    (2015 ). The Changing Face of Unions and White Labor Support for the Democratic Party. The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics/De Gruyter. Volume, 13. Issue, 2. Pages, 209-222.

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