Jill Abraham Hummer is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wilson College. Her research focuses on women and the presidency, and, in particular, American first ladies. Her book First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home is forthcoming in 2016 from the University Press of Kansas. Her teaching interests include American political institutions, law and courts, and women in politics. She has also published within the scholarship of teaching and learning, on assessment and curricular structures. Her scholarly articles have appeared in the journals White House Studies, The Journal of Political Science Education, and PS: Political Science and Politics, and her writing has also been featured in the Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Hill.
She received a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Allegheny College.