Barbara A Bardes

Professional Summary

Barbara Bardes specializes in American government, politics, and public policy analysis. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Cincinnati. While teaching at Loyola University of Chicago, Professor Bardes was a founding member of the committee responsible for developing an academic program in women's studies. With Professor Suzanne Gossett, she developed a team-taught interdisciplinary course examining American women's struggles for political power as debated in nineteenth-century literature; their collaboration resulted in the book, Declarations of Independence: Women and Political Power in Nineteenth Century American Fiction (1990). She is active in numerous professional associations, including the Women's Caucus for Political Science. While serving as Dean of Raymond Walters College, Professor Bardes continues to engage in research and publication in political science. Areas of current research specialization include public opinion, attitudes toward foreign policy issues, and women in American politics. A new edition of her co-authored text American Government and Politics Today was published in 1997.


PhD: University of Cincinnati 1975

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

American Government and Politics Today. The Essentials,2005-2006 ed., (Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing, 2004) with S. Schmidt and M. Shelley.


American Government: The Congress, The Presidency, and U.S. Foreign Policy; American Politics and Behavior: Public Opinion, Electoral Behavior, Women and Politics, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Public Policy: Public Policy Analysis

Contact Information

Phone: 513-556-6458