Dr. McQueen  

Dr. Shannon McQueen

Assistant Professor
Office: Anderson Hall, Room 317C Phone: 610-436-2743
Email: smcqueen@wcupa.edu


Dr. Shannon McQueen joined West Chester's Political Science Department in the Fall of 2021, where she teaches courses on identity politics, women in politics, and public opinion. Her research interests include gender, state politics, and identity politics.  She explores the importance and influence of women’s involvement in politics, the mobilization of women’s groups, and the institutional, cultural, and policy obstacles women face when running for office.


  • Ph.D., George Washington University, 2021
  • M.A., George Washington University, 2019
  • B.A., Saint Michael's College, 2016


“Does Gender Balance Legislation Increase Women’s Presence in Local Government?” State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 1-23. 2021

“Integral or Irrelevant? What Makes a Great College Intern”, Co-authored with Clinton Jenkins and Susan Wiley. Internships in Political Science: Best Practices in the Discipline, ed., Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 2021.

“Women in American Politics Syllabus”, September 23, 2020. APSA Educate.

Courses Regularly Taught

  • PSC 101 Diversity in Politics
  • PSC 301 Women and Politics
  • PSC 304 Urban Politics
  • PSC 322 Public Opinion, Media and Politics
  • PSC 323 Racial/Ethnic Politics