Karen Owen

Karen L. Owen is an assistant professor of political science and the director of the Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service at the University of West Georgia.  She is a gender politics, American institutions, and elections scholar.  She has published articles on congressional elections, state legislative partisanship, and women serving in legislative and judicial positions.  Her book, Women Officeholders and the Role Models who Pioneered the Way, examines how female role models motivate female state legislators to run for Congress and state governorships.  Prior to her academic career, she worked as a legislative assistant for a U.S. Representative from Georgia, as a lobbyist at a Fortune 500 company, and as a public health legislative analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Spring 2021 Sections

  • POLS-3101 (American Political Institution) Section: E01
  • POLS-4221 (Government Org & Admin Theory) Section: 80E
  • POLS-6203 (Public Organ Theory) Section: E01
  • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E01
  • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E05

Fall 2020 Sections

  • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 10
  • POLS-4186 (Coweta Judicial Circuit Intern) Section: E01
  • POLS-4200 (Principles of Public Admin) Section: 51E
  • POLS-6202 (Research Meth for Pub Admin) Section: E01
  • POLS-6203 (Public Organ Theory) Section: E01
  • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E05

Summer 2020 Sections

  • POLS-5985 (Leadership in the Public&Non-P) Section: E01
  • POLS-6203 (Public Organization Theory) Section: E01
  • POLS-6287 (Comprehensive Research Project) Section: E05

Spring 2020 Sections

  • POLS-2101 (Intro to Political Science) Section: 01
  • POLS-4221 (Government Org & Admin Theory) Section: 80E
  • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E01
  • POLS-6981 (Independent Study) Section: E02

Fall 2019 Sections

Summer 2019 Sections

  • POLS-5985 (Leadership in the Public&Nonpr) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 17
  • POLS-4221 (Government Org & Admin Theory) Section: 80E
  • POLS-6203 (Public Organ Theory) Section: E01
  • POLS-6205 (Administrative Law/Procedures) Section: E02

Fall 2018 Sections

Summer 2018 Sections

  • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E02

Spring 2018 Sections

Fall 2017 Sections