Dr. Pearl K. Dowe currently serves as Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Arkansas. She is an associate professor of political science and an affiliated faculty member of the Africa and African American Studies Program. She earned a B.A. in political science from Savannah State University and her Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.
Dr. Dowe has published numerous articles and book chapters that have appeared in journals such as the Journal of African American Studies, Political Psychology, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal of Black Studies and Social Science Quarterly. She is currently researching political ambition and campaign challenges of African American women. Her most recent book, co-authored with her mentor, the late Hanes Walton, Jr. and Josephine Allen, Remaking The Democratic Party: Lyndon B. Johnson As A Native-Son Presidential Candidate was published in 2016.