On September 23, Dr. Kendra Stewart, Professor and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston spoke with our students about federalism and all of the types of government that exist in America. She was very engaging, beginning her presentation with a photo ID quiz of political leaders. A Q&A session capped the presentation, and topics included COVID response under federalism, carrot and stick approaches by the national government, and more. Our students are fortunate to have had the expertise of other members of the College of Charleston Department of Political Science over the years, including Gibbs Knotts in 2019!
This presentation was part of our annual Fall exploration of government and elections and culminates in our exit polling project on Election Day. Students also heard from candidates from various political parties, political scientists, and others. Talking with them enables our students to form their own opinions based on research and first-hand experience – key concepts in developing students who will think critically for themselves.
In addition to teaching at the College of Charleston and running the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, Dr. Stewart is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and serves on the boards of several local professional and non-profit organizations.
To learn more about Dr. Stewart, visit her College of Charleston faculty page at: https://polisci.cofc.edu/about/faculty-staff-listing/stewart-kendra.php.