Dr. Joanna Everitt is a Professor of Political Science and a former Visiting Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (Fall 2013). She is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and her BA from Carleton University. She joined the Faculty of Arts’ Department of History & Politics in 1997 and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 2009. In 2007 she was awarded the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Joanna Everitt specializes in Canadian politics, gender and politics, and political behavior. Along with producing four books, she has published dozens of articles in national and international journals and edited collections. Her research specifically examines gender differences in public opinion, media coverage of male and female party leaders and its impact on leadership evaluations, and advocacy organizations and social capital. More recently she has been engaged in research on sexual orientation and political engagement. She was the lead investigator for the 2014 New Brunswick Election Study and was part of the team of scholars that produced the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Canadian Election Studies.
Dr. Everitt is a long-time member of the Canadian Political Science Association and has sat on its Board of Directors and its Task Force on Diversity. She has also been a member of the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Political Science and the Canadian Political Science Review and currently sits as a member in the external advisory board for the Journal of New Brunswick Studies.