Monday, December 05, 2005


Keith (1973-1974)

1. What does this past Kansas debater look like now?

2. What does this ex-debater now do for a living?

Keith is Edward B. Rust Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Moreover, he is a Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow for 2005-2006. Keith has been at Stanford since 1986 -- though he apparently thought about going to Penn in the 1990s.

3. Has this former debater been "in the news"?

As someone who has published numerous articles using rational choice theory to explain domestic politics, Keith seems to operate behind the scenes of policy. However, he has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Guest Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Congressional Fellow in the Senate Republican Leader's Office (Bob Dole).

In 2000, the Sloan class at Stanford gave the Teaching Excellence Award to KK.

4. What else do we know?

Keith has been a member Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1994.

His 1998 book, Pivotal Politics was published by University of Chicago Press. In 1999, the book won the Richard F. Fenno prize, presented by the American Political Science Association for "the best book on legislative politics." It also won the Neustadt prize for best book on the presidency.

His 1991 book, Information and Legislative Organization was published by University of Michigan Press. It too received APSA's Fenno Prize.

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