Daniel Q. Gillion
Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science
Daniel Q. Gillion studies racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, public policy, and the American presidency. He is the author of two highly lauded books, The Political Power of Protest, which won the best book award of the American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section, and Governing with Words, which won the W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.
Before coming to Penn, Gillion was the Distinguished Provost Fellow at the University of Rochester. He later went on to be named a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. He is an Executive Council Member for the Southern Political Science Association, a Council Member for the Public Policy section of the American Political Science Association, and serves on the Steering Committee for the American Political Science Association’s Section on Presidents and Executive Politics. At Penn, he is currently serving as a Penn Fellow and the Faculty Director for Rodin College House.
About the Donor
Julie Beren Platt, C’79 and Marc E. Platt, C’79, parents, established the Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Professorship in 2015.