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Janna Deitz

Janna Deitz leads Outreach and Partnership efforts for the Kluge Center, joining the staff in 2019. She previously served as Senior Director of Academic & Professional Development and Director of the Congressional Fellowship Program for the American Political Science Association, where she oversaw initiatives in teaching and learning, career development, government outreach, and public engagement. Janna served on the faculty of Western Illinois University for fifteen years, where she was Professor of Political Science and Director of Public Leadership and Outreach. In 2011-2012, she served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in the US Senate, working on federal transportation policy. A political scientist, Janna’s research interests include women and politics, congressional elections, campaign finance, and civic engagement. Her work has appeared in PS: Political Science & Politics, Political Research Quarterly, the Journal of Political Science Education, and in edited volumes. She earned her BA in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MPA from Western Carolina University, and her PHD from the University of Georgia.

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