Associate Professor of Political Science; Pre-Law Advisor

Degrees: Ph.D., Emory University; M.P.A., North Carolina State University; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise: American Politics; Mediating Institutions - Interest Groups - Political Parties - Social Movements; Research Methods; Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation

Dr. Elizabeth Stiles received a B.A. with distinction in Political Science from the University of North Carolina on Chapel Hill (1989, an M.P.A from North Carolina State University (1994) and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University (2002). Currently she is Associate Professor of political science at John Carroll University.

Dr. Stiles’s areas of study are interest groups, social movements, political parties and program evaluation. She currently teaches undergraduate level courses on Logic of Inquiry, Research Methods, United States Politics, Interest Groups and Political Parties, Social Movements, and Policy Analysis. On the graduate level, she teaches Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation as well as a Nonprofit Capstone course.

She currently serves as John Carroll University’s Pre-Law Advisor. She is also a Steering Committee Member in the Higher Learning Commission as well as a member of the JCU IRB Committee. She is a Board Member at InMotion, a support center with free services for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Apart from her academic curriculum at John Carroll University, Dr. Stiles has a vast amount of published works. Her most recent and forthcoming publication, “Here’s Looking at You: Public- versus Elite-Driven Models of Presidential Primary Elections” (forthcoming), was co-authored with Colin Swearingen as well as Kate Finneran and will appear in the Social Science Quarterly. Co-authored with Patrick Grogan-Myers, Dr. Stiles also published “Assessing Criterion Validity of Using Internet Searches as a Measure of Public Opinion” (2018) in the American Review of Politics. Dr. Stiles is professionally affiliated with the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, among others.

When she is not teaching, Dr. Stiles likes to play her guitar in her rock band Salt Sinclair. Her favorite memory of her travels has been hiking in Glacier National Park, and her favorite food is sushi.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule

  • No course offerings this semester.