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About Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Dr. Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. McLauchlan was awarded the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha’s Certificate for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, USF’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the USF Outstanding Faculty Award, and was named one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Florida. Her book Congressional Participation as Amicus Curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court explores how Members of Congress attempt to influence Supreme Court decision-making in specific cases. In addition to her scholarly activities, Professor McLauchlan has extensive experience in American government and politics. McLauchlan worked at the US Supreme Court, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Department of Justice, and the White House. A veteran of several presidential campaigns, she has managed statewide operations across the US, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. In 2014 she was a candidate for Florida Senate District 22.

McLauchlan was a Fulbright Scholar to Moldova in 2010, and she was awarded a returning Fulbright to Moldova Summer 2012. She returned to Moldova with a group of USFSP students in an alternative Spring Break Study Abroad course in March 2013.  McLauchlan was awarded another Fulbright and traveled to Macedonia during the Spring 2017 semester. Follow her in Macedonia on her blog at www.jainmacedonia.blogspot.com.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, Chisinau, Moldova Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova (ULIM), Free University of Moldova, 2010 and 2012
  • Diversity Honor Roll Award, University of South Florida, 2011-12
  • American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha Certificate for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, 2008
  • Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, USF St. Petersburg, 2008
  • College of Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year, USF St. Petersburg, 2008
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year 2007-2008
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, USFSP, April 2020
  • Award of the City of Klos, Albania (in honor of the promotion of democratic values, community engagement, democracy and volunteerism) (December 2018)
  • Graham-Frey Civic Educator Award 2018, Florida Campus Compact (October 2018)
  • Golden Apple Award (for dedication to student success), USFSP Ambassadors, November 2017
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, USF System Award, March 2017
  • Apple-Polishing Award (for mentorship), USFSP Ambassadors, November 2016
  • Quality Matters certification for my online course POS 2041 American National Government (2016)
  • Certificate of Global Achievement, USF World, November 2015
  • Diploma from the Government of the Republic of Moldova, recognizing fruitful international cooperation and collaboration on research. March 2013
  • Medal of the Free University of Moldova. Medalia Universitatii Libere Internationale din Moldova (ULIM). March 2013
  • Named one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Florida by statestats.org March 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, USF System Award, January 2013

Education

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Ph.D., Rutgers University ‐ Political science
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M.A., Rutgers University ‐ Political science
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B.A., Rider University ‐ Policial Science
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Contact Information

Office: SLC 1706
Phone: 727-873-4956
Email: jsm2@mail.usf.edu

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