Steffen Schmidt

Steffen Schmidt is a University Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University and an internationally recognized expert on American elections. He's the author of 70 articles in scholarly journals and 11 books, including the best-selling college textbook “American Government and Politics Today (19th edition),” which has been read by over 3 million college students, and the recipient of numerous prestigious teaching prizes, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and Teacher of the Year award. Known as “Dr. Politics,” Schmidt has been analyzing the Iowa caucuses and US national politics since 1972 and is currently teaching a free, short online course on the caucuses.