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Kerwin Swint, Ph.D. - Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Kerwin Swint, Ph.D. Kerwin Swint, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs and Professor of Political Science | Kennesaw State University


Kerwin Swint is an author, speaker and professor of political science at Kennesaw State University.




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Kennesaw State political scientists weigh in on the 2012 Presidential election The Reality of American Arrogance and Ignorance: Pro-Americanism



Kerwin Swint is an author, speaker and professor of political science at Kennesaw State University. Specializing in campaigns and elections, mass media, and political history, he or his work has appeared in a number of national and international media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, the BBC, the ABC program The View, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Toronto Star, The Daily Mail (UK), National Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other media.

He is the author of four books, including the recently released "The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne from Rasputin to Rove." He was the recipient of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Professor Award in 2011. Swint is a native Georgian, a graduate of UGA, and has been a tenure-track faculty member at Kennesaw State since 1996. He is a former political campaign consultant and a current board member of Common Cause Georgia.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Political Organization Research Writing and Editing Public Policy

Areas of Expertise (9)

Higher Education Politics Teaching Public Speaking Community Outreach Mass Media Mass Media and Politics Political History Campaigns and Elections

Education (3)

Georgia State University: Ph.D., Political Science and Goverment 1995

The University of Georgia: M.A., Social Science Education 1990

The University of Georgia: B.A., Political Science 1985

Media Appearances (5)

Questions About Electoral College Emerge Once Again

WABE  radio


With Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote in the presidential election, it didn't take long for people to start talking about the Electoral College – and the possibility of some electors changing their votes.

Georgia is a winner-take-all state, but there are no laws binding electors' choices. So is it possible that an elector here might still cast a vote for Hillary Clinton?

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Trump tweets about 'bad coverage' of N.Y. Times: Will he quit Twitter as president?

Christian Science Monitor  


On the same day as an interview in which he promised to be 'very restrained' on Twitter as president, President-elect Trump took to Twitter for some early-morning invective against The New York Times.

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Moving beyond the Braves: Some question Boyce’s vision for Cobb

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  


In phone calls, at candidate forums and on doorsteps, retired marine Col. Mike Boyce had one question for voters as he campaigned to replace Tim Lee as the Cobb County Commission chairman: If we can vote on a $40 million park bond, why can’t we vote on a $400 million stadium?

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Author of Definitive Book on Roger Ailes' Career as Political Operative and FOX News President Is Available for Interview



Kerwin Swint, professor of political science at Kennesaw State University and author “Dark Genius: The Influential Career of Legendary Political Operative and Fox News Founder Roger Ailes,” is available to provide perspective on how Ailes’ departure from FOX News might impact the future of the conservative network.

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For Fox News' Ailes, a huge challenge



It’s been said that Roger Ailes runs the influential, highly rated Fox News Channel like a feisty political campaign, quick to respond in no-holds-barred fashion to real and perceived critics.

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Recent Papers (2)

A Comparative Case Study of Georgia Delegations at the 2012 National Party Conventions Georgia Journal of Public Policy


From August 26 to September 8, nine political science students and four supervising faculty traveled from Kennesaw State University to the 2012 Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention as part of special topics ...

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An Applied Learning Experience: Field Research and Political Reporting at the 2012 National Party Conventions International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Scholarship in teaching and learning demonstrates how academic understanding may be best achieved, and values of civic engagement best inculcated, when class materials are delivered within a experiential context. The goal for instructors, therefore, is to develop pedagogic techniques and teaching platforms that enhance learning by doing by directly engaging students with educational content...

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