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.

Issues in American Politics

This lecture series will be a weekly whirlwind through the political imagery, polling, and partisanship of American Politics. Each week Dr. Wagner will sift through the noise and find the stories that matter. Using the latest data, images, media reports, and online content, Dr. Wagner will give you a view of American politics beyond what the networks want to show you or the newspapers are willing to print. Combining current events with the latest scholarship, this class will educate, entertain and get you talking. Along with the current political events, each week will be highlighted with an in depth examination of an important political issue for the American Electorate.

Four Lectures
  1. Political Year In Review
  2. Tea Party No More?
  3. Gender Politics: Can We Elect a Woman?
  4. Obamacare: An Assessment
Course # W4T5 - Four Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursdays — November 13, 20; December 4, 11 – No Class November 27
  Time:12 - 1:30 p.m.
  Fee:$34/member; $54/non-member