Chris Donnelly is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Politics at Drexel University. Prior to coming to Drexel, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Davis in 2017, and received an MA in Political Science from the same university in 2015. For his undergraduate education, he attended Vanderbilt University, where he received a BA in Political Science in 2008. His research looks at how the dynamics of having two senators elected from each state affects the representation that citizens receive in Washington, DC; the role that the gender of both political elites and voters plays in how citizens are represented, as well as how voters behave; and the extent to which voters evaluate legislators by their partisan affiliations as opposed to the individual records they compile while in office.