Meet the 2023 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Mentors


Jaci Kettler

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Jaclyn Kettler is an Associate Professor of Political Science in Boise State University’s School of Public Service. She is also the director of the NEW Leadership Idaho program at Boise State and an affiliated faculty member with the Idaho Election Cybersecurity Center (INSURE). 

Jaclyn earned her Ph.D. in political science at Rice University and her BA in political science & international studies at Baker University. Her research focuses on American politics with an emphasis on state politics, Idaho politics, political parties & interest groups, campaign finance, and women in politics. She has published research in American Politics Research, Election Law Journal, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, and other outlets. 

Jaclyn enjoys co-hosting the Big Tent radio show on Radio Boise, reading, and hiking.