department of political science

206 Washburn Hall, 80 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Maureen Moakley

  • Professor
  • Tucker House, Rm 101
  • Phone: 401.874.4055
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Maureen Moakley is a Professor of Political Science, teaching American Government, State Politics and Media and Politics. She writes extensively on state politics; her books include The Political Life of the American StatesParty Alignment and State Politics, and Rhode Island Politics and Government with Elmer Cornwell. Her current research focus is on the question of statehood for Puerto Rico. In addition to her academic work, she does regular political commentary on state politics on Rhode Island PBS and Rhode Island NPR.

Those interested in Washington internships, graduate school in American politics or in applying for an internship in state government or public service should feel free to contact her.

Professor Moakley is also one of the founders and coordinators of the new Spring Semester in Cuba program




  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1984

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