Kenneth W. Moffett is Professor of Political Science and serves as the Department’s Chair at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received his B.A. in political science (with a minor in economics) from California State University, Fresno in 2000. He received his M.A. in 2001, and his Ph.D. in 2006 from The University of Iowa in political science. As a social scientist, he analyzes data to perform research in American politics and policy.
Dr. Moffett coauthored Web 2.0 and the Political Mobilization of College Students in 2016, and has a second cowritten book, The Political Voices of Generation Z in 2022. His research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security and has been published in American Politics Research, Climatic Change, Environment and Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Social Science Computer Review, and others. He has written essays that have appeared in The Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage Blog, The Hill, The Huffington Post, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Edwardsville Intelligencer. Dr. Moffett has provided analysis and commentary for numerous broadcast and print media outlets including C-SPAN3, National Journal, National Public Radio, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KSDK, KMOV, KMOX, and KTVI.
He and his wife, Grete, split time between the St. Louis and greater New York City areas. Together, they enjoy traveling the United States and the world, going to musicals, and hiking. In his spare time, Moffett roots for the Fresno State Bulldogs, the San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. He is also an avid baker, photographer, and reader.