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Melody Rose

Office: 650 MCB
Phone: 503.725.9010 

Melody Rose (Ph.D. 1997, Cornell University) is Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Instruction at Portland State University. She is also the founder of The Center for Women, Politics & Policy. The Center houses NEW Leadership Oregon and Teens Lead, public service leadership training programs for college- and high school-aged women in Oregon. Her research is focused on the descriptive and substantive representation of women in American government, and she has authored a number of award-winning books, articles, and chapters on the presidency, social policy, women and politics, and elections. Her third book, Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail (with Regina Lawrence) was published in 2009 by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Before moving into academic administration, Professor Rose was Professor and Chair of the Political Science Division. She is a regular political analyst on local, state, and national media on matters of elections, voting, party systems, and women's political action.