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Political scientist Kelly Patterson at BYU devotional June 4

Kelly Patterson, professor of political science and a former director of the Brigham Young University Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, will give an address titled "Wandering and Wondering" at the campus devotional Tuesday, June 4, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium. 

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

Spring term devotionals are also be broadcast on campus at W-112 Ezra Taft Benson Building, 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.

Patterson is a former chair of the Department of Political Science at BYU and also a former Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. He is a co-investigator on the 2004 and 2006 CSED projects monitoring soft money and issue advocacy in competitive federal elections.

He is the author or co-author of “Political Parties and the Maintenance of Liberal Democracy”; “Electing Congress: New Rules for an Old Game”; “Dancing without Partners: How Candidates, Parties and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign”; and “The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election.”

Patterson’s research interests include public opinion and congressional elections. His research articles have appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and other research journals in political science.

He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU and his doctorate from Columbia University. From 1988 until 1993 Patterson taught at Franklin and Marshall College. He returned to BYU as a professor in 1993.

For more information, contact Kelly Patterson, (801) 422-4985, Kelly_Patterson@byu.edu. 

Writer: Hwa Lee

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