On December 9, Associate Professor of Political Science Stephen Roberds will discuss “The Politics of Personal Destruction: Character Attacks and the American Political Campaign,” during the Grace A. Tanner Distinguished Faculty Lecture program as part of the Convocation series at Southern Utah University.
Professor Roberds teaches courses on elections and voting, constitutional law, ethics and politics, research methodologies and more. He also researches the effects of scandals on elections and political careers. Roberds has gathered, coded and analyzed data on all U.S. House and Senate elections from 1974 to 2002 to determine if and how scandals hurt candidates.
He has also published and is now doing research on issues surrounding the internet, pornography, and obscenity law.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Professor Roberds received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The Grace A. Tanner Distinguished Faculty Lecturer is an honor bestowed by the SUU Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values under the direction of Dr. James Harrison.
Unless otherwise noted, Convocations takes place on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in taking Convocations for college credit should call 586-8082. For more information see www.suu.edu/ad/pr/convo.