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Dr. Jocelyn Evans

Evans joined the faculty at UWF in 2003. Highlights of her teaching career at UWF include winning a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and serving as the instructor for the Honors Core 2 freshmen seminar. In terms of research, she has published several books and articles on women and politics, congressional behavior, political science education, and the social meaning of civic space.

She received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Berry College, and master’s and doctorate degrees in political science from the University of Oklahoma. At OU, she was a Fellow at the Carl Albert Center for Congressional Research and Studies and spent a year as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Evans reports directly to the dean of the College of Arts, Social Science and Humanities and assists in management of the college. She will carry out administrative, teaching, research and service responsibilities. Her specific portfolio of duties will include: facilitation of academic processes; supervision of curriculum improvements; collaboration with college units to advance strategic objectives; promotion of community engagement initiatives for the college; preparation of college reports; and active service on committees promoting the college's mission.