Kenneth D. Wald
318 Anderson Hall
(352) 273-2391 or 392-0262
Kenneth D. Wald is Distinguished Professor of Political
Science and the Samuel R. "Bud" Shorstein Professor of American
Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Florida. He has written
about the relationship of
religion and politics in the United States, Great Britain, and Israel.
His most recent books include Religion
the United States (Rowman &
Littlefield, 2010, 6th ed.), The
Differences: Social Change and Voter Mobilization
Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period (Princeton University
Press, 2002, co-authored), and The
Rights (University of Chicago Press, 2000,
coedited with Craig Rimmerman and Clyde Wilcox).
He has been a Fulbright Professor at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem and a visiting scholar at the University of Strathyclyde
(Glasgow), Haifa University (Israel), Harvard University, the
University of Michigan, and the
Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs in
Washington, DC. He has lectured widely at academic institutions in the
United States and abroad and given talks in such disparate locales as
Institution in upstate New York, throughout China for the U.S.
Information Agency, and at two House Democratic Message Retreats
Together with David C. Leege, he coedits the Cambridge
Theory, Religion and Politics for Cambridge
University Press. He has edited a special issue of the International Political Science Review
and served on the editorial board of Political Behavior and the Journal for the Scientific Study of
Religion. He current serves on the editorial board of Politics
At the University of Florida, he served as Chair
(1989-1994) and Graduate Coordinator (1987-1989) of the Department of
Political Science. From 1999 through 2004, he served as director of the
Center for Jewish Studies.
Dr. Wald received his BA from the University of Nebraska,
where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his graduate
degrees at Washington University in St. Louis.
A full curriculum vitae is
available by request.
Ph.D. in Political Science (1976) Washington University-St. Louis.
M.A. in Political Science (1973) Washington
B.A. in Political Science (1971) University of
Academic Appointments outside UF
Visiting Professor, Frankel Institute of Advanced Judaic
Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Fall, 2011)
Warren Miller Fellow in Comparative Electoral Politics, Centennial Center for
Political Science & Public Affairs, American Political Science
Association, Washington, DC (Fall, 2005)
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead
Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Visiting Scholar, Department of Government, Haifa University,
Israel (Spring 1995).
Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Visiting Scholar, Department of Government, University of Strathyclyde,
Glasgow, Scotland (1978-9)
Research Associate, Department of Political Science, Washington University-St. Louis