- Ph.D., political science, Arizona State University
- M.A., political science, Arizona State University
- B.A., political science and history, Washington State University
Ph.D., political science, Arizona State University
M.A., political science, Arizona State University
B.A., political science and history, Washington State University
Sarah Allen Gershon is the director of the WomenLead Program at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. She is responsible for building the capacity and impact of WomenLead while continuing to improve the program’s reputation, quality, and influence. She provides leadership and guidance for all aspects of the program – recruiting students, attracting faculty, providing academic leadership, and directs the programs and operations of WomenLead. She collaborates with academic leaders and staff professionals to leverage existing relationships and engage with supporters, community partners, companies, industry organizations, and friends of WomenLead to identify new opportunities to build the program, increase its endowment, and create a pipeline of continuing support and access for students.
Gershon joined Georgia State University in 2008 where she is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, and she holds the Ray and John Uttenhove WomenLead Professorship. Professor Gershon teaches courses on research methods, women in politics, and campaigns and elections. Her research focuses primarily on the experiences of women and racial and ethnic minorities in contemporary American politics. She has authored or co-authored more than 30 scholarly publications and book chapters in her career and received funding from several agencies, including the National Science Foundation. She has produced several books, including co-editing “Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics” and she is co-author of the ninth edition of the popular textbook “Approaching Democracy.”