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About Max J. Skidmore

Max J. Skidmore is University of Missouri Curators’ Professor of Political Science and Thomas Jefferson Fellow. He teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Skidmore has been Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer to India, Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong, and when he was an arts and sciences dean was awarded a short-term Fulbright to Germany for administrators. He is a prolific author; several of his books have been translated into foreign-languages, appearing in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish editions⎯some under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. Although well-known as a scholar of politics and language, American political thought, political ideologies, and general American government Skidmore also has published widely in American studies and popular culture, especially regarding transportation and America’s forgotten early highways. In recent years, however, in addition to the U.S. presidency, much of his work has dealt with the politics of Social Security, Medicare, and health care in the U.S. These latter interests led him to accept the position of editor-in-chief of Poverty and Public Policy: A Global Journal of Social Security, Income, Aid, and Welfare. Skidmore holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.


Present Thomas Jefferson Fellow, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Present University of Missouri Curators' Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization

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