Seth C. McKee

Professor, American Government Coordinator

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PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
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Seth C. McKee is a Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. Previously, McKee taught at Texas Tech University (2013-2020), the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (2006-2013), and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2005-2006). He received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas in 2005, a Masters degree in Economics (1998), and a Bachelors degree in Political Science (1996) from Oklahoma State University. McKee is a scholar of American politics with expertise in Southern Politics, Political Parties, Political Behavior (campaigns and elections, political participation, and public opinion), American Institutions (Presidency and Congress), and Redistricting. He has published numerous articles on such topics as political participation, public opinion, vote choice, redistricting, party switching, minority representation, strategic voting behavior, and state legislative voting behavior. McKee is the author of Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections (Routledge 2010), the editor of Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State (University Press of Florida 2015), author of the textbook, The Dynamics of Southern Politics: Causes and Consequences (CQ Press 2019), and coauthor of Rural Republican Realignment in the Modern South: The Untold Story (University of South Carolina Press 2022). McKee serves on the editorial boards of American Politics Research and Political Research Quarterly and is a former Editor in Chief of Political Research Quarterly.

A prolific writer and frequent political commentator, McKee has a passion for studying American elections.

Research Interests

Southern Politics, Political Parties, Political Behavior, The U.S. Presidency and Congress, and Redistricting

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