David E. Campbell

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David E. Campbell is a political scientist and the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. He is chairperson of the political science department. He is also the 2017 recipient of an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

He is the coauthor (with Robert Putnam) of the award-winning book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. He cowrote (with J. Quin Monson and John C. Green) Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics. He wrote Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life and is the editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election. He co-edited Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation.

Campbell is an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement and has often been featured in the national media.

He was born on November 29, 1971, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and his master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Harvard University.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.