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 Supervisor
Kathy Rice

Admin Specialist
Marisa Grippo


Dr. Pearl K. Dowe

Dr. Pearl K. Dowe

Dr. Pearl K. Dowe
Associate Professor

Office: 506C Old Main
Phone: 479-575-6434

Dr. Pearl K.  Dowe is an associate professor of political science and an affiliated faculty member of the Africa and African American Studies Program.  She earned a B.A. in political science from Savannah State University and her Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters that have appeared in journals such as the Journal of African American Studies, Political Psychology, and, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal of Black Studies and Social Science Quarterly.  She is currently researching political attitudes, behaviors, and campaign challenges of African American women. Her most recent book, co-authored with her mentor, the late Hanes Walton, Jr. and Josephine Allen, Remaking The Democratic Party: Lyndon B. Johnson As A Native-Son Presidential Candidate is forthcoming fall 2016 from University of Michigan Press.

She currently serves the discipline as Co-Program Chair for the 2016 National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Conference and a member of the Southern Political Science Association Executive Council.

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525 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701