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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion at South Dakota State University. I also serve as the advisor for the Legal Studies minor and Pre-Law Society.

I received my PhD in Political Science from Kent State University in August 2016 and served as a 2015-2016 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. My fellowship placement was as a legislative assistant for Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3). I covered education, agriculture, government operations, campaign finance reform, voting rights, and Native American policy. I also worked with the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the STEM Education Caucus.

Contact Information

Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion
South Dakota State University
West Hall 216
Brookings, SD 57007
Department Phone: (605) 688-4311
Email: lisa.hager@sdstate.edu
Twitter: @lisanhager

Website Features

“The Fellowship Experience–Alumni Profile: Lisa Hager”

“Congratulations, Lisa! – Lisa Hager Accepts Tenure-Track Position!”

“Political Science Doctoral Student Selected as APSA Congressional Fellow”

“Kent State Doctoral Student to Gain Firsthand Experience on Capitol Hill”

“Congratulations to Lisa Hager on Top Paper Award at 2012 OAEPS Annual Meeting”

Media Appearances

“South Dakota’s Noem Not Playing Up Gender in Governor Run”

“‘I’m Going to Do it Myself’: Women See Path for State’s First Female-Majority Legislature”

“What Happens When a Senator Resigns”

“Sexual Misconduct Allegations Opening Conversation In Congress”

“Will Congress Take Action on Gun Control Debate, SD Experts Weigh In”

“Noem Bill Would Guarantee Women a Seat at Table in Peace Talks”

“The Meaning of Charlottesville”

“Senate Chooses ‘Nuclear Option’ for Gorsuch Appointment”

Inside Keloland: Politics and LifeLight

“Teaching Trump 101”

“President Making Unprecedented Moves”

“Political Science 101: Checking Into Executive Order Checks & Balances”

“Voting: ‘Reflection of the Past,’ Continuing to Influence Present”

“Absentee Voting Offers Alternative Method for College Students”

“KSU Affiliated Program Awarded $500,000 Grant to Save Jobs”


Website Last Updated: 7/17/2018

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