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Kent L.Tedin


Professor of Political Science
PGH 432

Research Interests

Public Opinion
Survey Research Methods
Political Socialization

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Biographical Summary

Dr. Kent L. Tedin is Professor of Political Science. He was chairman of the political science department from 1986 to 2002. He taught previously at the College of William and Mary. His areas of interest are public opinion, political socialization, survey research methods, and statistics. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Public Opinion Quarterly. He is coauthor with Robert S. Erikson of American Public Opinion, 10th edition (2018). His current research agenda is on the politics of the family in the era of polarized politics. He and coauthors have presented papers from this project at the Southern Political Science Convention, the Southwest Political Science Convention, and the American Political Science Convention. An article from this project is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics.


Ph.D., University of Iowa 

Courses Offered

POLS 1336: American Government (I)

POLS 3316: Research Methods

POLS 3360: Media and Politics

POLS 3365: Public Opinion

POLS 3381: Political Psychology

POLS 6373: Survey Research Methods (graduate)

POLS 6365: Public Opinion (graduate)