RankRegular Faculty - Professor
Director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
Ph.D., Political Science, Harvard University
Masters, Political Science, Harvard University
B.A. (Honors), Political Science, Brigham Young University
Research and Teaching Interests
American politics, civic engagement, political behavior, religion and politics, education policy
Graduate programs in political science/public policy; internships in politics/policy
David Campbell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by the New York Times as intellectually powerful, by America as an instant classic and by the San Francisco Chronicle as the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century. American Grace has also received both the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council for the best non-fiction book of 2010.
Prof. Campbell is also the author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life and the editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election. As an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement, he has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and C-SPAN.
Office HoursOn leave, 2012-2013
Office: 422 Decio Hall
Political Science Department
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556