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Kathryn A. DePalo-Gould

University Instructor and Director, Pre-Law Advising & Training Office (PLATO)

Politics and International Relations


Office: SIPA 415

Phone: 305-348-2859

Email: Kathryn.Depalo@fiu.edu

Bio

Kathryn DePalo received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida International University in 2006. Her book, The Failure of Term Limits in Florida was published in 2015 from the University Press of Florida and examines the effects of term limits on Florida's state legislature. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. DePalo is the Director of PLATO, Pre-Law Advising and Training Office. She is the past president of the Florida Political Science Association. Dr. DePalo has been quoted in numerous local, national, and international media outlets and is a featured columnist for the Sayfie Review. Dr. DePalo has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University since 2006.

Dr. DePalo is the Director of PLATO, Pre-Law Advising and Training Office. She is the past president of the Florida Political Science Association. Dr. DePalo has been quoted in numerous local, national, and international media outlets and is a featured columnist for the Sayfie Review. Dr. DePalo has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University since 2006.

Areas of Expertise

American Government, Judicial Selection, State Government, Gender, Political Behavior

Degrees

BA, University of Connecticut, Communications 1997
MA, Florida Atlantic University, Political Science 2002
PhD, Florida International University, Political Science 2006