Department of Political Science

West Chester University

Contact Info:
Tara Easterling
205 Ruby Jones Hall

Dr. Ashlie B. Delshad


Associate Professor
            Phone: (610) 436-2743



Dr. Delshad joined West Chester University’s Political Science Department in the Fall of 2011.  Her teaching and research interests lie in the realm of US public policy, specifically environmental, energy, and food policy. Dr. Delshad also teaches courses designed to introduce students to empirical methods of studying political phenomena. When not teaching, she loves to spend time baking, biking, and hiking.


Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011

M.A., Purdue University, 2008

B.A., Austin College, 2006


Delshad, Ashlie B., Leigh Raymond, Vanessa Sawicki, and Duane T. Wegener. 2010. “Public
Attitudes toward Political and Technical Options for Biofuels.” Energy Policy, 38: 3414-25.

Delshad, Ashlie B. 2008. The Public Side of Representation: A Study of Citizens’ Views
about Representatives and the Representative Process. Christopher J. Grill. New York: State
University of New York Press, 2007. 210 pp. Congress and the Presidency: A Journal of Capital

Community and Other Service

West Chester University Sustainability Council

West Chester University Climate Action Plan

Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Advisor

Classes Regularly Taught
PSC 200 – Political Analysis
PSC 351 – Energy Politics
PSC 354 – Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 356 – U.S. Public Policy
PSC 357 – Advanced Political Analysis
*Other special topics courses in the field of public policy offered periodically

Work History

Purdue University: Independent Instructor and Research Assistant, 2006-2011