Kent Tedin

Office: 432 Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall
Phone: 713-743-3896




Dr. Kent L. Tedin is Professor of Political Science. He was chairman of the political science department from 1986 to 2002. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1974. He taught previously at the College of William and Mary.

His areas of interest are public opinion, survey research methods, and statistics.

He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Public Opinion Quarterly, and is coeditor of American and Texas Government. is coauthor of American Public Opinion:  Its Origins, Contents and Impact, 7th edition revised (2007).

His current research interests are in public opinion and education (school choice, financial equalization, bond referenda), the transmission of partisanship from parents to children , the effect of the president "going public" on political opinions, and the federal attack on the David Koresh led religious compound in Waco and its effect on public opinion.