March Session of TNCC Speaker Series Explores General Assembly Actions

Published: March 26, 2010

President Alvin J. Schexnider invites the public to the Hampton campus on Tuesday, March 30 for a presentation titled, “The Deliberations of the Virginia General Assembly and the Implications for the Peninsula.” Dr. Quentin Kidd, Associate Professor of Political Science and Department of Government Chair at Christopher Newport University, is guest speaker. The free presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 1302 of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

The breakfast meeting is part of a Speakers Series launched last year at TNCC to give community leaders an opportunity to convene with area educators and discuss important regional and national issues.

Dr. Kidd teaches courses in American politics as well as Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis. He was editor of two books, Government and Politics in Virginia: The Old Dominion at the 21st Century and American Government: Readings from Across Society. Additionally, he has written and/or co-written works that have appeared in the “American Journal of Political Science,“ “Legislative Studies Quarterly,” “Social Science Quarterly,” “American Politics Research,” and “Political Analysis,” among others.

Among his numerous awards are CNU’s Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring (2008) and Professor of the Year recognition (2002-03, 2003-04 and 2005-06). He is a member of the Virginia Association of Political Scientists and has a doctoral degree in American politics from Texas Tech University as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in political science from the University of Arkansas.


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