Benjamin Knoll » Directory2019-01-09T17:12:39-05:00


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Benjamin Knoll

John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics Politics
Work Crounse Hall—462 Work Phone: 859.238.5281 Website: personal website
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Biographical Info

Benjamin Knoll came to Centre in 2010 as assistant professor of government, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2013. He was appointed John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics in 2016.

Knoll’s area of expertise is American politics with a specialization in public opinion and voting behavior, specifically, religion and politics, race and politics, and political psychology.

He was a regional finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Secretary of State Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. He is the director of the “Boyle County Exit Poll” and “Colonel’s Canvass Survey,” which are “experiential learning” projects for students in his courses.

Knoll’s research has been published in The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Social Science Research, Research and Politics, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Research, PS: Politics Science and Politics, Psychological Reports, and International Migration Review. With Centre College alumna Cammie Jo Bolin, he is the coauthor of She Preached the Word: Women’s Ordination in Modern America (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Knoll graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Utah State University, and earned a M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Iowa.


File last updated: 1/9/19

Categories: Faculty, Politics