Dr. Warner received her Ph.D. in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies from Penn State in 2001. She came to Marshall from Sewanee in 2002 and is now Professor of Political Science.  She has been awarded the Pickens Queen and College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Awards in 2004 and the Charles Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award in 2011.  In 2009/2010 she served as Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts.

Courses Taught

  • PSC 104 – American National Government and Politics (writing intensive and regular)
  • PSC 105 – Fundamentals of Political Science
  • PSC 425/525 – Ancient/Medieval Political Thought (writing intensive)
  • PSC 426/526 – Modern Political Thought (writing intensive)
  • PSC 430/530 – Political Ideologies (writing intensive)
  • PSC 419/519 – Women and Political Thought (writing intensive)
  • PSC 421/521 – American Political Thought I: Founding to Civil War (writing intensive)
  • PSC 419/519 – American Political Thought II: Reconstruction to Present (writing intensive)
  • PSC 629 – Seminar in Political Theory
  • HON 489 – Postcolonial Theory and Literature (Honors Seminar – with Lachlan Whalen)
  • YGS 161 – Yeager Seminar – Politics and Communication
  • PSC 480/580 – Harry Potter and Political Theory

Research Interests

Dr. Warner is interested in the intersection of political theory and political communication, specifically how irony, parody, and humor work within a democratic system. She has published articles in both Political Science and Communications journals like Polity, Popular Communication, and Politics & Gender, as well as several edited volumes.

Curriculum Vitae