Brian Smith

Associate Professor of Political Science
Interim Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Expertise: Smith’s professional expertise includes third-party voting, American government, Texas politics and comparative electoral systems. Smith is a frequent guest and political commentator on YNN – News 8 Austin, KVUE – ABC 24 Austin, KTBC FOX 7 Austin and KLBJ 590.

View several of Professor Smith’s media appearances:

St. Ed's professor discusses Cruz speech (KVUE-TV)
Republicans ban CNN, NBC from debates (KVUE-TV)
Political analyst weighs in on vice presidential debate (KTBC-TV)

Education:

  • PhD in Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2000
  • MA in Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1995
  • BA in Political Science at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 1992

Classes taught: American Government, Voting and Elections, American Dilemmas, Public Policy, Political Research and Statistics, The U.S. Congress

Email: brianws@stedwards.edu
Phone: 512-428-1294