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Cadence Willse

Assistant Professor


Phone: 609-771-2934
Office: Social Sciences Building 217
Office Hours:
Tuesday 2:00—4:00 pm (virtual)
In-person: email for an appointment
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Cadence Willse is originally from Hingham, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University, where she was a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center and a Graduate Assistant at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Dr. Willse was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.

Dr. Willse’s research focuses on education, philanthropy and policy in the United States. She is passionate about community-engaged scholarship and student development, and recently published an article and book chapter on the topic. At TCNJ, she teaches classes in American Government, American Public Policy, Political Analysis, and Education Policy.