By Dalton Ray–

Political science professor Laurie Rhodebeck died on Sept. 13. Rhodebeck was teaching classes this semester.

Coming to Louisville in 1998, Rhodebeck had previous teaching experience from Oberlin, SUNY-Buffalo and Notre Dame. Rhodebeck taught course in American politics, political parties and studies and research methods at U of L. Additionally, Rhodebeck supervised independent studies and internships within the political science department. During her time at the university, Rhodebeck served on different committees including acting chairperson and 12 years as a director of graduate studies.

Outside of her work at U of L, Rhodebeck served as the President of the Midwest Women’s Caucus and on the editorial board of Southern Communication Journal. Her research was included in several different medias such as Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior and Public Opinion Quarterly. Dr. Rhodebeck was a large part of the College of Arts & Sciences at the university.

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