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Kedron Bardwell

Department Chair of Business Administration & Economics and Professor of Political Science
Kedron Bardwell brings an expertise in American politics and public policy to lead the political science department at Simpson College.


Kedron Bardwell serves as a professor, mentor, and internship supervisor, working closely with students to achieve their professional goals. He also represents Simpson College in the Simpson/RABA Research poll and remains active in political science by conducting surveys and assessing political attitudes.

His political commentary has been cited in national news outlets like the New York Times, CNN.com, USA Today, The New Yorker, and NPR.


  • American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Mass Media
  • Religion and Politics


  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Simpson College, 2015


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Iowa, 2002 
  • Dissertation: Money in Gubernatorial Elections: Campaign Finance Lessons from the States 
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Iowa, 1997 
  • B.A. in History and Government/International Affairs, Augustana College, summa cum laude, 1996