Kevin B. SmithKevin Smith

Professor and Chair
of Political Science


At A Glance

ksmith1@unl.edu

529 Oldfather Hall

CV

Smith is a loyal subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (and hopes he’ll get a knighthood for his trouble). He is a fanatical Dallas Cowboys fan and a devotee of real ales.


Research Areas

Public policy, Public Administration, American Politics, Biology, Politics


Current Research

  • the application of biological and evolutionary modes to political attitudes and behaviors
  • employs the methods of psychophysiology, behavioral genetics, neuro-imaging and experimental economics.

Awards

  • College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award 2010

Publications

  • authored or co-authored nine books
  • numerous research articles that have appeared Science, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review and other journals

Career Highlights

  • co-director of the UNL Political Physiology Lab
  • director of UNL’s  Systems Biology of Social Behavior (SB2) initiative
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994