RIT Scholar Will Help Lead National Think Tank

Ivan Kenneally will serve on board of directors of John Adams Center




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Rochester resident Ivan Kenneally, an assistant professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology who has earned notice for his research on the impact of technology and religion on modern politics, will now work to advance national scholarship in these areas as part of a leading think tank in the study of religion and public policy.

Kenneally has been appointed to the board of directors of the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs, which seeks to advance understanding of the impact of religion and faith on society and politics.

He will assist in developing center initiatives and overseeing operations, while also helping to create research symposia and conferences related to technology and society, religion and politics and modern science policy.

“I am extremely honored to be selected for this post,” Kenneally says. “The John Adams Center promises to become a prominent source for research and scholarship in political science and I look forward to working with the organization to broaden it efforts and impact in the future.”

Kenneally joined the RIT faculty in 2006 and focuses his research on modern political theory, including the works of Chantal Delsol, Leo Strauss and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and its impact on American politics. He has written and spoken widely on a variety of topics in political science and his work has been featured in The Political Science Reviewer, Policy Review, Society and The New Atlantis. He currently serves on the editorial board of Perspectives in Political Science, an international academic journal focused on political theory and philosophy.

Prior to RIT, Kenneally was an instructor at SUNY Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music. He has a bachelor of arts in philosophy from SUNY Geneseo and a Ph.D. in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York City.