Erin Richards

Erin Richards

Political Science

Ms. Erin Richards has a bachelor of arts in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and a master of arts in political science from Washington State University where she is ABD.

Her academic interests include American Government institutions and voting behavior, state and local Government, and women in politics, as well as issues around citizenship, civic engagement, and political science education and pedagogy. Ms. Richards has been actively involved in the American Political Science Association (APSA) for several years, and was elected in 2017 to serve on its council. She is the first person ever to represent community colleges in this capacity.

 She has published book chapters and articles on teaching at community colleges and worked on multi-campus projects on the role of American Government courses in promoting citizenship education and engagement. Prior to Cascadia, she taught at Washington State University, Olympic College, and Green River Community College.


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