Ronald Keith Gaddie

Department Chair
Professor of Political Science
222 Dale Hall Tower
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Curriculum Vitae

B.S., Florida State University, 1987
M.A., University of Georgia, 1989
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1993

Fields:  Elections, Southern Politics, Environmental Politics, and Redistricting and Representation

Keith Gaddie (Ph.D. Georgia, 1993) is President’s Associates Presidential Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Keith’s current research focuses on the measurement of opinion formation and preference ordering as well as other methodological social science issues. He studies the role of race, ethnicity, and culture in preference formation and perceptual and real bias in voting rights, and how institutional, legal, and systemic ordering relate to bias in allocating collective and public goods.

In addition to his work in political science, Keith is also Senior Fellow of Headington College; Associate Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security (an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence); general editor of Social Science Quarterly; and on faculty of the National Institute for Risk and Resilience at The University of Oklahoma. He previously served on the faculty of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1992-1996) and Centre College (2015), and was the inaugural Freeport-McMoRan Environmental Policy Fellow at Tulane (1992-1994).

He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Georgia (1993) and his undergraduate degree from the  Florida State University (1987).

Scholarly Books:

Politics in America. New York: Pearson (with Tom Dye, 2014, 2016, 2018).

The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma Press (with Charles S. Bullock III and Justin J. Wert, 2016).

Slingshot: The Defeat Of Eric Cantor. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press (Lauren Cohen Bell and David E. Meyer, 2015).

The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press(with Charles S. Bullock III and Scott E. Buchanan, 2015.)

MyPoliSciLab & Political Explorer (Educational Application). New York: Pearson (with Bryan Reece, 2014).

Georgia Politics in a State of Change. Pearson/Longman (with Charles S. Bullock III, 2010, 2013).

The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma Press (with Charles S. Bullock III, 2009).

The Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press (with Donald P. Haider-Markel, general editor; Michael Card, Ronald Keith Gaddie, Gary Moncrief, Kenneth Palmer, regional editors, 2008).

Born to Run: Origins of the Political Career. Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield Press (2004).

Elections to Open Seats In The U.S. House: Where the Action Is. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Press (with Charles S. Bullock III, 2000).

Regulating Wetlands Protection: Environmental Federalism and the States. Albany: State University of New York Press (with James L. Regens, 2000).

The Almanac of Oklahoma Politics. Stillwater, Oklahoma: OPSA Press. Also published as Oklahoma Politics: Special Issue, 6 [1997] (with Gary W. Copeland and Craig A. Williams, 1998, 1999, 2001).

David Duke and the Politics of Race in the South. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press (with John C. Kuzenski and Charles S. Bullock, III, 1995).

James L. Regens and Ronald Keith Gaddie. 1995. The Economic Realities of Political Reform: Elections and the U.S. Senate. New York: Cambridge University Press (with James L. Regens, 1995; paperback 2005).


Trade and Popular Books

OU Football IQ. Jacksonville, FL:. Black Mesa Publishing (with Scott Cooper, 2011).

Ghosts on Vintners Landing: A Novel. Jacksonville, FL:. Black Mesa Publishing (2010).

Georgia Football IQ. Jacksonville, FL:. Black Mesa Publishing (with Kim Gaddie, 2009).

University of Georgia Football. New York: Savas Beatie (with David Horne, Daniel Brush, & Marc CB Maxwell, 2008).