Dr. J. Cherie Strachan

Dr. J. Cherie Strachan

Title: Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics; Professor of Political Science
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: 325 Olin Hall
Phone: 330-972-5182
Email: jcw39@uakron.edu


J. Cherie Strachan is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. Her political science research combines interests in political participation, voluntary civic and political organizations, and political communication. Recent work explores the #MeToo movement and women’s political ambition, as well as the effects of partisan polarization, rudeness, and civility on political engagement. Her applied civic engagement pedagogy research focuses on facilitating student-led deliberative discussions sessions and on enhancing the political socialization that occurs within campus student organizations.

Strachan is also co-author of the textbook Why Don’t Women Rule the World? and co-editor of the APSA-published resource Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond.


Ph.D., SUNY Albany (2000); MA, The University of Akron (1994); BA, Murray State University (1992)