Dr. Kerwin Swint is an author, speaker, and professor of political science at Kennesaw State University. Specializing in Campaigns and Elections, Mass Media, and Political History, he or his work has appeared in a number of national and international media, including CNN, FOX News, the BBC, the ABC program The View, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Toronto Star, The Daily Mail (UK), National Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other media. He is the author of four books, including the recently released The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne from Rasputin to Rove. He was the recipient of the College of HSS Distinguished Professor Award in 2011. Dr. Swint is a native Georgian, a graduate of UGA, and has been a tenure-track faculty member at Kennesaw State since 1996. He was awarded tenure in 2001 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2006. He is a former political campaign consultant, a current board member of Common Cause Georgia and lives in west Cobb County with his wife and three kids.