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Dr. Whitney Court

Assistant Professor of Political Science with Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict since 2013.  Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Kansas where she specialized in American Political Institutions and Public Policy.

Dr. Court's research interests focus on the effectiveness of campaign strategies designed to mobilize factions within the electorate, including the electoral risks and rewards of selecting vice presidential running mates. While at KU, Dr. Court worked with the McNair Scholars Program advising undergraduate students on the graduate school application process and preparing them for their future graduate school careers.


SJU Office: Simons 146
(320) 363-2048

[email protected]


Fall 2016 Courses


11:30 am - 12:25 pm          POLS 111 - Intro to US Politics

9:10 am - 10:05 am           POLS 336 - State & Local Government

Inclusive and comparative examination of governments and politics at the subnational level. In the federal structure of the United States, states and tribal nations share sovereignty with the national government. The course examines subnational policies, processes, and political structures and their potential for success in addressing issues such education, public assistance, pollution, health care, transportation, etc.

Monday/Wednesday (not Fridays)

1:50 pm - 3:10 pm              POLS 363 - Senior Research Seminar: Political Institutions


Spring 2017 Courses


9:35 am - 10:55 am        POLS 111 - Intro to US Politics

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm        POLS 350 - Political Psychology

2:20 pm - 3:40 pm          POLS 222 - Analysis: US Policy/Elections