Rogers M. Smith
As Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, oversees the Departments of Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, History and Sociology of Science, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as several research centers.
Dr. Smith is a renowned scholar of constitutional law, American political thought, and modern legal and political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He has authored or co-authored six books, including Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Dr. Smith is also recognized as an outstanding educator who has received the University's Lindback Award, the SAS Dean's Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research, and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring. In 2006, he founded, and has since chaired, the Penn Program for Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism.