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Sanford Kessler

Unpaid Emeritus

School of Public and International Affairs

Caldwell Hall 208



Classic Liberal Arguments for the Utility of Religion

Extension and Community Engagement

NC State Encore Program  Fall, 2012 –

President, Beth El Synagogue 2010-2012


American Debates on Sexual Equality ed. by Sanford Kessler and Traciel V. Reid. Bloomsbury Press: London/New York, 2013.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. Edited and abridged by Sanford Kessler. Hackett Publishing Company:  Indianapolis/Cambridge, 2000.

Tocqueville’s Civil Religion: American Christianity and the Prospects for Freedom, SUNY Press: Albany NY, 1994

I have also published numerous scholarly articles in peer reviewed political science journals.

Office Hours

  • Tue: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed:1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Thu: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Or By Appointment


Ph.D. Political Science Boston College 1978

Area(s) of Expertise

Religion and Modern Political Thought, Political Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville, American Debates on Sexual Equality