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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boise State University

Julie VanDusky received her Ph.D. in Political Science in August 2011 from Binghamton University. She currently teaches courses in comparative politics, American politics, and research methods. With respect to research, she focuses mostly on how political parties adapt to institutional limits on their power. She also examines how US troop deployments influence foreign policy decision-making in other countries. And she conducts research on government responses to COVID-19 and the consequences of those responses. Additionally, Julie received a Fulbright research scholarship to gather data and teach in Mexico City during the 2008-2009 academic year.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant professor, Boise State University


  • 2011 
    Binghamton University, PhD


  • 2020
    COVID-19 Policy Response and the Rise of the Sub-National Governments,
  • 2020
    Institutional Origins of Protective COVID-19 Public Health Policy Responses: Informational and Authority Redundancies and Policy Stringency,