Alison D. Rank

Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science

State University of New York at Oswego
Allison Rank

A recipient of the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders (June 2019) as well as the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Stand Out Faculty Award (November 2019), Allison Rank earned her doctorate in political science at the University of Washington. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Politics as well as the coordinator of the campuswide voter engagement program at the State University of New York at Oswego. Rank is dedicated to emphasizing the curricular and pedagogical opportunities present in voter mobilization work. Her research on the pedagogical value of civic engagement programming can be found in the Journal of Political Science Education, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, and Journal of General Education. She is the co-editor, along with Carah Ong Whaley and Lauren C. Bell, of a forthcoming volume in Palgrave’s Political Pedagogies series titled Civic Pedagogy: Teaching Engagement in an Era of Divisive Politics.