Friday, November 17, 2017, Networking Breakfast
DemBiz Welcomes Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the CNU/ Wason Center
Dr. Quentin Kidd is Dean of the College of Social Sciences, professor of political science, and director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a BA and MA from the University of Arkansas. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kidd’s teaching and research focuses on American civic and political behavior of the American South. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, the Christopher Newport Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the Christopher Newport Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, and was named “Professor of the Year” three times by the students at Christopher Newport.
The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy was established in 2007 to provide unbiased and non-partisan scientific research about public policy issues facing Virginia. Without such information, Virginia’s elected leaders face increasingly difficult decisions with little guidance and feedback from the citizens they represent. This dialogue between the public and policymakers on important issues facing the Commonwealth is fundamental to the development of good public policy.
The Wason Center’s activities focus on two areas:
- Conducting statewide and regional scientific polls focusing on matters of policy and politics. Scientific polls measure the public’s preferences on policy choices and advance the public’s voice enabling citizens to evaluate government and elected officials.
- The Wason Center hosts community forums at Christopher Newport University on topics of relevance to public policy in Virginia.
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Tysons Corner, VA 22182
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