Tracy Osborn, Associate Professor of Political Science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Director of the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program, was selected to receive the 2017-18 Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The CLAS Collegiate Teaching Awards are given annually to faculty who demonstrate outstanding performance in the classroom, laboratory, or studio. They are recognized by their peers for stimulating and satisfying students' desire to learn, developing innovative and effective methods of presenting the most current and exciting knowledge in their disciplines, and for fostering productive and generous mentoring relationships with individual students.
Osborn's research focuses on women and politics in U.S. state legislatures, Congress, and political behavior. Her recent book, How Women Represent Women: Political Parties, Gender, and Representation in the State Legislatures (Oxford University Press, 2012) examines how Democratic and Republican women represent women's issues under different legislative conditions. She has also published articles in Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Politics & Gender, and other journals. She was named a Dean's Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa in 2012.