Department of Political Science

428 Old Main
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (479) 575-3356
Fax: (479) 575-6432

Admin Specialist
Kathy Rice,


Dr. Janine Parry

Dr. Janine Parry

Dr. Janine Parry

Arkansas Poll Director

Office: 439 Old Main
Phone: 479-575-6439

Janine A. Parry (B.A., Western Washington University, 1992; M.A., Washington State University, 1994; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1998) is also the director of the Arkansas Poll. Parry worked as a legislative aide in the Washington State Senate and served as a Graduate Fellow in the Office of Former Speaker of the House Thomas Foley in 1993.

In addition to two books – Women's Rights in the USA and Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government – she 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.

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. She was awarded Fulbright College's Master Teacher Award in 2002 and the university-wide Alumni Association Award for teaching and, separately, service in 2005. She completed a three-year term as co-director of the Teaching and Faculty Support Center at the University of Arkansas in 2011. In 2012 she was elected Chair of the Campus Faculty; she will serve as Chair of the Faculty Senate for 2013-2014.

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525 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701