Rosalyn Cooperman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. Cooperman’s research focuses on the relationship between political parties, PACs, and women candidates, as well as elite attitudes regarding women’s political participation. Since 2004, Cooperman has served as a principal investigator for the Convention Delegate Study, a survey of Democratic and Republican party delegates. She is also co-principal investigator for the 2014 National Supporter Survey, a survey of campaign donors to political parties and women’s PACs. In addition to the publication of book chapters on women candidates, Cooperman’s research on political parties has been published in such journals as American Political Science Review and Political Science Quarterly. Cooperman serves as a commentator for U.S. News & World Report’s Debate Club. She received her B.A. from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Mary Washingtonrcooperm@umw.edu (540) 654-1513
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