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Dr. Reed Welch

Reed Welch, Ph.D.

Teel Bivins Professor of American Politics

Office: Old Main, Room 404A
Email: rlwelch@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2433

Professional Profile

Dr. Welch joined the WTAMU faculty in 2000.  He received a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University.  He is currently the Teel Bivins Professor of American Politics.

Teaching and Related Service

He teaches classes in American government, including the American presidency, campaigns and elections, public opinion, parties and interest groups, American national government and American state and local government.

He is the author of numerous articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Congress and the Presidency and Presidential Studies Quarterly, among many other articles, columns and reviews. He also co-authored the Texas edition of a leading American government textbook, Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy (2008).

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Welch's research interests include presidential leadership and public opinion, political communications, and campaigns and elections.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Welch is a proud Texan.  He was born and raised in Wichita Falls and has spent most of his life in Texas.  He and his wife Jennifer have eight children, three of whom are married, and four grandchildren.  Much of his time outside the university is spent in church work and with his family.  He loves sports and roots for the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, and BYU.