Diane Lowenthal

Assistant Professor
School of Prof & Extd Studies

  • Diane Lowenthal teaches American Politics Seminars and supervises Research Projects for the Washington Semester Program. Prior to joining AU, Dr. Lowenthal taught American Politics courses (including Campaigns and Elections, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, and Women and Politics) at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

    Dr. Lowenthal earned a PhD in Social and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Her doctoral dissertation, “What Voters Care About: How Electoral Context Influences Issue Salience in Political Campaigns," was funded by a National Science Foundation grant.

    Dr. Lowenthal earned an A.B. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in Political Science. She graduated with distinction and high honors for her thesis on the Office of Economic Opportunity. She spent her junior year abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Between undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Lowenthal worked as Director of the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO). She has also worked in the Cook County (Illinois) Clerk’s office, on several campaigns, and for an independent public opinion pollster.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D. Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
    B.A. Poltical Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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    Tenley Campus

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  • Spring 2015

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