Shawna K. Metzger
Shawna K. Metzger received her BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2007) and her MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh (2009, 2013). She teaches in the department's graduate methods sequence, including the core classes in linear models (PLAD 8310) and generalized linear models (PLAD 8320). Her substantive research examines the interplay between disputed issues and interstate conflict, and her methodological research focuses on duration models, particularly their ability to model complex political processes. She has published in in Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Legislative Studies, Political Analysis, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Stata Journal. Her monograph, Using Shiny to Teach Econometric Models, has also been published as part of Cambridge University Press' Elements series. Prior to joining UVA, she spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary, and prior to that, she taught in the University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore for five years, where she won both the departmental and university teaching awards in back-to-back years for her methods courses.