Director of Graduate Programs
2059 Faculty Administration Building
Sharon F. Lean is Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. She joined the Wayne State faculty in 2005. She is the recipient of Wayne State's 2016 Outstanding Graduate Director Award and the 2011 President's Award for Excellent in Teaching. From May 2018 to August 2021, she served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Lean regularly offers courses with a short-term study abroad component in Mexico.
Lean, Sharon F. 2012. Civil Society and Electoral Accountability in Latin America Palgrave Macmillan.
Legler, Thomas, Sharon F. Lean and Dexter Boniface, eds. 2007. Promoting Democracy in the Americas, Johns Hopkins University Press.
Lean, Sharon F. et al. 2021. "Women’s Civic and Political Participation in the Developing World: Obstacles and Opportunities." Journal of International Women's Studies. 22: 9
Lean, Sharon F. and Alanna D. Jackson, 2018. “Mexican Political Development.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press.