Ellen M. Key

Welcome! I am an associate professor (effective July 1) in the Government and Justice Studies Department and a faculty affiliate of the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies program at Appalachian State University. My interests include political behavior, political methodology, and political institutions. I received my PhD from Stony Brook University in 2012. I also have a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and bachelor's degree in Government and Women's studies from Georgetown University. I enjoy following college sports, particularly football, basketball, and rugby. In my spare time, I am learning know to knit.

Please check my Research page for a list of current projects. My publications can be found on the Papers page. Resources for students are located on the Teaching page. Considering law school? Check out the Pre-Law page.