Kevin Wagner, J.D. Ph.D

Florida Atlantic University

Department of Political Science

Curriculum Vita


Kevin M. Wagner
Assistant Professor

Associate Director of the Jack Miller Forum
Florida Atlantic University
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Political Science
777 Glades Road, P.O. Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 USA
TEL: +1-561-297-3218
FAX: +1-561-297-2997


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American National Government
Florida Politics
State and Local Politics
Introduction to Political Science
Issues in American Politics
Public Opinion and Politics
Parties and Interest Groups
Political Film and Fiction
Judicial Politics
Media and Politics
 Research Methods in Political Science


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Florida
M.A. (2002), Political Science, University of Florida
Juris Doctor (1996), University of Florida

B.A. (1993) International Affairs and Russian Language, Florida State University

Research Interests

Technology and Politics
Law and Society
American Judiciary
Political Behavior
Political Methodology
American Institutions

Recommendation Requirements

Current Research

Refereed Journal and Law Review Articles:


        Kevin Wagner, “Rewriting the Guarantee Clause: How Courts Validate Political Change,” Forthcoming- September 2010: Willamette Law Review.


        Kevin Wagner, et. al. “Traditional Cleavages or a New World: Does Online Social Networking Bridge the Political Participation Divide?” Under review: American Politics Research.


        Kevin Wagner. “Edmund Burke and Adam Smith: Understanding the Divisions in Conservative Thought.” Forthcoming, 2010: The Political Chronicle.


        Kevin Wagner and Jason Gainous. “Electronic Grassroots: Does Online Campaigning Work.” Journal of Legislative Studies (2009) 15(4) 502-520.


        Kevin Wagner and Eric Prier. “Running Unopposed: Assessing the Impact of Term Limits on Competition in Florida and Maine.” Journal of Politics and Policy (2009) 37(1) 101-125(25).


        Kevin Wagner and Jason Gainous. “The Electronic Ballot Box: Class, Age and Racial Bias on the Internet.” American Review of Politics (2007) 28 (Spring): 19-35.


        Kevin Wagner and Jeff Gill. “Bayesian Inference in Public Administration Research: Substantive Differences from Somewhat Different Assumptions.” International Journal of Public Administration. 28:1/2, 5-35 (2005).


Chapters in Books:


        Kevin Wagner and Eric Prier. “The Florida Legislature.” In Government and Politics in Florida (3rd ed., pp. 152-180) edited by J. Edwin Benton, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (2008).




        “Click and Reboot: How the Internet is Revolutionizing American Politics.” Book length manuscript accepted for publication at Roman and Littlefield Press. Forthcoming Spring 2011.