Maureen Moakley


Maureen Moakley is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science specializing in American Government, Rhode Island 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.





  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1984