Allen D. Hertzke's Bio:
An internationally recognized expert on religion and politics, Allen D. Hertzke is professor of political science and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. He received his bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in 1972, a master's degree from Cornell University in 1977, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He is author of several books, including Representing God in Washington, an award-winning analysis of religious lobbies, which has been issued in Chinese language translation, Echoes of Discontent (1993), an account of church-rooted populist movements, and co-author of Religion and Politics in America, a comprehensive text on faith and politics. A frequent news commentator, he has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, BBC World Service, PBS, National Public Radio, and Swedish Radio. A winner of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Hertzke has lectured at the National Press Club, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and before numerous audiences in China.