Marjorie Hershey is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Indiana University. Her research and teaching interests focus on political parties, campaigns, and elections. Her research examines the characteristics of party activists, media coverage of political campaigns, and the commonalities among lobbying, framing, persuasion, and the creation of organizational histories by advocacy groups. She has received 17 teaching awards from such wide-ranging groups as the IU College of Arts and Sciences, the IU Student Alumni Council, and The American Political Science Association. She was also the 2019 Sylvia E. Bowman teaching award winner. Marjorie is extensively involved in community service, including volunteer work with the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Foster Closet of Monroe County.
“In a democracy, voters choose their political leaders. In a democracy that permits gerrymandering … elected leaders choose their voters.” Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Indiana University, wrote this in an article for “The Conversation,” an independent news organization. She has updated the article for Limestone Post. Click here to read her article on redistricting.