Religion and Politics

Andy Hogue, Ph.D.

Dr. Andy Hogue expert

Dr. Andrew Hogue, director of the Civic Education & Community Service Program and lecturer of political science at Baylor, is an expert in religion and American politics as well as political rhetoric.

Hogue studies American politics, including the ways that political actors employ rhetoric, especially religious rhetoric, to pursue political goals.

Hogue comes to Baylor from Whitworth University, where he was an assistant professor of American politics.

He is an author, with his latest book, Stumping God: Regan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith, explaining how and why religion became an important factor in modern presidential elections. He is editor of another forthcoming book on political rhetoric and author of several articles, reviews, book chapters, and presentations.

His work and commentary have been featured throughout North America in outlets such as CBS Radio, Westwood One Radio, Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, and The Canadian Press (wire).

He received a B.A. in communication from Clemson University, an M.A. in church-state Studies from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Baylor.

To interview Dr. Hogue, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

Thomas Kidd, Ph.D.

Thomas Kidd, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd is a professor of history and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion, where he co-directs the Program on Historical Studies of Religion. His interests include eighteenth-century North America, particularly the history of evangelicalism. His books include Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots and God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. He has written editorials for outlets including USA Today and The Washington Post, is a regular contributor for WORLD Magazine and Patheos.com, and been quoted in reports by CNN, NPR, and Scripps News. In 2010 he was named a Baylor University Outstanding Professor.

Kidd holds a doctorate in history from the University of Notre Dame, a master's in history from Clemson University and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Clemson University.

To interview Dr. Kidd, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.