Janine A Parry Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Janine A Parry

University of Arkansas/Political Science

Janine A. Parry is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas and has directed the Diane D. Blair Center’s Arkansas Poll since its inception in 1999. Her areas of research and teaching include gender, politics, and policy, state politics and policy, voter turnout, and polling/public opinion.


In addition to two books – Women's Rights in the USA (5th edition in press) and Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government – Dr. Parry has published articles and chapters in Political Behavior, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, the Journal of Black Studies, the Presidential Elections in the South series, and many other outlets. She serves on the Editorial Board for State Politics and Policy Quarterly and recently chaired the committee for Best State Politics Article in a Peer-Reviewed Journal for the American Political Science Association. Her teaching and research interests include state politics and policy; Arkansas and southern politics; polling and public opinion; elections and voter turnout; and women, politics, and policy. Her comments have been featured on NPR, CNN, the CBS Evening News, and the BBC in addition to being quoted in many print outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and more.

Dr. Parry was awarded Fulbright College's Master Teacher Award in 2002, the university-wide Alumni Association Award for teaching and, additionally, service in 2005, and the UA Teaching Academy’s Imhoff Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring in 2015. She served as co-director of the Teaching and Faculty Support Center at the University of Arkansas from 2008-2011, Chair of the Campus Faculty from 2012-2013; and Chair of the Faculty Senate from 2013-2014. She is the parent of 10 year old twins, Kate and Paul.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Gender, Politics and Policy, State Politics and Policy, Voter Turnout, Ballot Measures, Polling/Public Opinion