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Brian Smentkowski Professor of Political Science


Brian Smentkowski is Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Idaho. He has previously held tenured and research professor positions in political science at Queens University of Charlotte, Appalachian State University, and Southeast Missouri State University, while also holding academic leadership positions at each institution. Brian’s teaching and research interests include American Political Institutions, Political Behavior, Public Law, and Election Law. He is the author of more than 130 publications and presentations and presently serves as Editor of To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development. 


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