Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy
A member of Notre Dame's faculty since 2002, David Campbell is the chair of the Department of Political Science and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and previously served as the founding director of the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard, and specializes in American politics and religion, civic engagement, and education policy. Professor Campbell's books include Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics (with John Green and Quin Monson); American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (with Robert Putnam); and Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life, and he has been featured in such media outlets as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR.
This Dee Professorship was created with earnings from an original professorship fund established through an estate gift of Packey and Ruth Dee, lifelong devotees of Notre Dame. Packey was an Ireland native and astute businessman who invested in several hotels belonging to his friend, Conrad Hilton.