FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Kevin Wagner, Ph.D.

Political Science

Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., received his J.D. from the University of Florida and worked as an attorney and member of the Florida Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. He left the full-time practice of law and returned to the University of Florida to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science. His research and teaching interests include American politics, campaigns and elections, media and politics, and American political thought.

His work has been published in leading journals and law reviews including American Review of Politics, Journal of Legislative Studies and Politics and Policy. Dr. Wagner has presented research at national conferences including the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association. He is one of the leading authorities on the effects of technology on politics and campaigning and has authored the book “Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution.”

Dr. Wagner has lectured extensively on American politics and has been cited in many leading newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, L.A. Times, New York Newsday, the Dallas Morning News and The Miami Herald. He has been featured on CBS 12 as a political analyst and on national television, including NBC’s “Today Show.”

Jan. 16, 2014 - For the first time, the temperature was lower than the approval rating of Congress.

Media, Scandals and Politics

Dr. Wagner will explore the drivers of the current partisan stalemate in Congress by reviewing the changes in political media, parties, interest groups and public opinion. Each lecture will explore modern politics from the lens of political history and Dr. Wagner's research on the growing shifts in the political media and political process. Using a combination of current events, polling, media clips and occasional humor, Dr. Wagner will unravel the state of modern politics and show where we are headed in the upcoming mid-term elections and beyond.

Course # S6R2 — Six Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursdays — March 20, 27; April 10, 17, 24; May 8; No Class April 3 and May 1
  Time:12:30–2:00 p.m.
  Fee:$51/member; $76/non-member