Stephen Maynard Caliendo

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Political Science

College of Arts & Sciences


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Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at North Central College. He is co-founder and co-director of The Project on Race in Political Communication and has been associated with the Junior State of America since 2000. He is often asked to provide media commentary on national and local political news; he serves as a political analyst for CBS2 Chicago.

In addition to his professional social networking sites, you can follow him on Twitter and/or subscribe to his YouTube channel, where many of his media appearances are archived. His online scholarly profile includes, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, and Goodreads.

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Selected Scholarship

Caliendo, Stephen M. 2017. Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview.

McIlwain, Charlton D. and Stephen M. Caliendo. 2011. Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Caliendo, Stephen M. and Charlton D. McIlwain, eds. 2010. The Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity. London: Routledge.

McIlwain, Charlton D. and Stephen M. Caliendo. 2014. “Mitt Romney’s Racist Appel: How Race Was Played in the 2012 Presidential Election.” American Behavioral Scientist 58: 1157-1168.

McIlwain, Charlton D. and Stephen M. Caliendo. 2009. “Black Messages, White Messages: The Differential Use of Racial Appeals by Black and White Candidates” Journal of Black Studies 39: 732-743.

Courses Taught

*PSC 313: Politics of Race, Gender and Class

*LEV 390: Seminar on Leadership Theory (Cults and Genocide)

*PSC 215: Political Behavior and Public Opinion

*PSC 213: Campaigns and Elections

*PSC 101: Introduction to American Government

*GWS 100: Introduction to Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

*IDS 125: First-Year Seminar (Music and Politics)