Kelly Dittmar
Associate Professor – Political Science
Director of Research and Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics (Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick)
Phone: (856) 225-2996

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  • Ph.D., Rutgers University – New Brunswick (Political Science)
  • B.A., Aquinas College (Political Science, Sociology, Spanish)


  • Dr. Dittmar teaches Women and American Politics and courses related to American political institutions such as campaigns, Congress and the Presidency.

Research and Publications

  • Dr. Dittmar’s research focuses on gender and American political institutions, with a particular focus on how gender informs campaigns and the impact of gender diversity among elites in policy and political decisions, priorities, and processes.
  • She is the author of Navigating Gendered Terrain: Sterotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns (Temple University Press, 2014) and co-author (with Kira Sanbonmatsu and Susan J. Carroll) of A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen’s Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters (Oxford University Press, 2018).