Meet Paul Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college in Grove City, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Pittsburgh. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank/policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. He has been quoted in major publications from across the ideological spectrum, from USA Today to the Los Angeles Times to the Chronicle of Higher Education to the Washington Post to the Associated Press. His articles have appeared in numerous publications: the New York Times, New York Post, National Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, USA Today, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roll Call, Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christianity Today, World magazine, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, Jewish Press, Jewish World Review, International Herald Tribune, Manchester Union Leader, and others. He has published major articles in top refereed, scholarly-academic journals, such as Political Science Quarterly and Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Among his recent books is a major work on Ronald Reagan’s role in undermining the Soviet Union, titled, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan & the Fall of Communism, which includes never-before-published documents from KGB archives, Soviet media archives, and once-secret but now declassified NSC, White House, and Reagan administration documents. Originally released in hardcover in October 2006 (HarperCollins), the paperback rights were purchased by HarperPerennial for release in September 2007. The book was translated for release in Poland in October 2007. The book is also being translated into Estonian and Korean, and is being considered for Albanian. Also in September 2007, he released God and Hillary Clinton (HarperCollins), the first and only examination of the faith and spiritual life of the controversial former first lady and current presidential candidate. In November 2007, he published (with co-author Patricia Clark Doerner) The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand (Ignatius), the long-awaited biography of Ronald Reagan’s close friend and most influential foreign-policy adviser.

Kengor is also the author of God and Ronald Reagan (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which made bestseller lists for The New York Times (extended list), Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Christian Retailing, among others; the book reached #2 on Amazon’s non-fiction list. He is author of God and George W. Bush (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which reached #5 on Amazon’s non-fiction list and made The New York Times’ extended bestseller list. He is co-editor with Peter Schweizer of Assessing the Reagan Presidency (Rowman-Littlefield, 2005). He has also written chapters or essays in books published by Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Lexington, and many others.

Kengor is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, PCN-TV, EWTN, and FoxNewsChannel. He has appeared on many TV shows, including “Hannity & Colmes,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Tony Snow Live,” “Fox & Friends,” the “700 Club,” and “Scarborough Country.” He has done hundreds of radio-talk shows, including the shows of Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm (NPR), Michael Reagan, Warren Olney (NPR), Glenn Beck, Janet Parshall’s America, Truths that Transform with D. James Kennedy, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, G. Gordon Liddy, Linda Chavez, Kresta in the Afternoon, Jim Quinn, Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl, and Laura Ingraham. Hosts like Rush Limbaugh have discussed his work on air.

Kengor is a frequent public speaker. His past venues include the National Presbyterian Church, the Reagan Library, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania) Prayer Breakfast, the Heritage Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Witherspoon Fellowship Program, among many others. He has also spoken at many colleges, including the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the College of William & Mary, the Ave Maria College School of Law (Ann Arbor, MI), Calvin College, Franciscan University, Regent University, Claremont McKenna College, Saint Vincent College, Patrick Henry College, the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University, DePaul University, and more.

Kengor has done work for a number of think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Heritage Foundation, and the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, and has served on the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service. Kengor and his family live in Western Pennsylvania.