Graduate Placement Director
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Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Jessica Schoenherr is an Assistant Professor in the department, which she joined shortly after receiving her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2020. Her teaching focuses on American judicial institutions, including courses on constitutional law and judicial politics and process.
Professor Schoenherr's research interests are in American political institutions and the U.S. federal court system, particularly the Supreme Court. She specifically addresses three different but related questions: (1) Who is represented in the federal judiciary? (2) Who influences the decision-making process? and (3) How do people learn about and respond to judicial decisions? She approaches these questions using different data and techniques, including experiments, surveys, text analysis, and original observational datasets.