- Tom Karako, Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy and Assistant Professor of Political Science
- Kathleen Tipler, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of American Democracy and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
- Jalene Fox, Administrative Assistant to CSAD and Political Science
Tom Karako, Director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy and Assistant Professor of Political Science
O'Connor House, 206
Tom Karako is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kenyon College and Director of Kenyon's Center for the Study of American Democracy. Arriving at Kenyon in 2009, Karako began as the Center's Director in Fall 2011.
Karako received his Ph.D. in Politics and Policy from Claremont Graduate University. He previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino. For the 2010-11 academic year, he was selected to be an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO.
Kathleen Tipler, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of American Democracy and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
O'Connor House, 208
Kathleen Tipler came to Kenyon in 2011. She is the Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Democracy and teaches Quest for Justice in Political Science. Tipler enjoys teaching public law, American politics, and political theory. Her research is concerned with the relation between institutional design and political judgment. Using resources in philosophy, constitutional analysis, and political psychology, as well as case studies of contemporary institutions, her work addresses the question of how governing institutions foster political judgment. She also has an interest in immigration law and policy.
Horwitz House, #6
Jalene Fox, our Administrative Assistant, joined Kenyon College in August of 1998 where she worked two years in the NCA Reaccreditations Self-Study Office, and later transferred to the Integrated Program in Humane Studies (IPHS). In the fall of 2003 she became a part of the Department of Political Science, and joined CSAD in 2012. She has been a member of Staff Council and has served on a variety of college committees. In the spring of 2012 she received Kenyon's Distinguished Service Award . She is very active in the Mount Vernon community, and received her B.A. degree in Psychology and Business Administration in 1989.
Fox manages the logistics of all CSAD events, including campus lectures, events, campus outreach, and conferences, all toward the Center's goal of stimulating conversation about pressing topics of the day. She coordinates speaker travel, dinners, and the necessary paperwork that goes into each successful event.