Staff Directory

David Hill, Ph.D.

Professor David Hill joined the faculty in 2007 after teaching at Valdosta State University in Georgia and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stetson University and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He teaches courses in the areas of American politics and research methodology, and his course offerings include American National Government, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Congress, Elections, and Political Analysis.

His research focus is in political behavior with a specific interest in the interaction between institutions and political participation. He has published articles in American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, State and Local Government Review, American Review of Politics and Politics and Policy. In 2006 he published the book American Voter Turnout: An Institutional Perspective (Westview Press), which explores the impact of governmental and electoral institutional arrangements on turnout in American elections.

Hill can be reached at

Kevin Winchell

Kevin Winchell is the assistant director of community engagement at Stetson University. In that role he creates partnerships with community agencies and helps direct institutional civic engagement efforts. He graduated from Stetson University in 2007 with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, and later completed his Master's of Business Administration. Heavily involved in local politics, Winchell began working in political campaigns as a Stetson University student in 2004 and has since worked as a field organizer and strategist for many local political campaigns. He also currently consults candidates and organizations on best-practices and research regarding civic engagement and political campaigns.

Winchell can be reached at