Degrees: Ph.D. candidate, Ohio State University; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Emory University;

Expertise: United States Politics; Judicial Politics; Federal Judicial Selection; Research Methods

After completing her B.A. in Political Science at Emory University, Professor Sara Schiavoni attended The Ohio State University, receiving her M.A. in Political Science. She is a part-time lecturer of Political Science at John Carroll University.

Professor Schiavoni teaches courses such as American Politics, Wrongful Convictions, Judicial Processes, Law and Film, Research Methods, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Within these courses, Professor Schiavoni uses her expertise of United States politics, judicial politics, federal judicial selection, and research methods to their full potential. Professor Schiavoni has written several publications when not teaching, specifically about law and the judicial system in the United States. These publications include “Writing the Book of Judges: Confirmation Politics in the 133th Congress,” written in collaboration with Elliot Slotnick and Sheldon Goldman in 2016, and her forthcoming publication “Obama’s Judicial Legacy: The Final Chapter,” also written in collaboration with Slotnick and Goldman.

In addition to her publications, Professor Schiavoni has also participated in panels in and around the Cleveland area. In 2016, she partook in “The Year Without a Justice: The Scalia Vacancy and the Future of the Supreme Court” alongside Dahlia Lithwick and Kristine Lucius, and in 2017 she partook in “Advice and Dissent: Gorsuch and the Future of an Independent Supreme Court” with Jonathan Adler and Jeremy Paris. In 2016, Professor Schiavoni received the Outstanding Part-time Teaching Award at John Carroll University for her dedication and enthusiasm in the classroom.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule

  • PO 101-53 United States Politics
    T R, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • PO 315-51 Civil Rights & Liberties
    T R, 9:30 am – 10:45 am