Faculty by courtesy

Kenneth Lowande

Associate Professor of Political Science; Associate Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy)

Kenneth Lowande is an associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. Lowande studies American political institutions and policymaking. He has published research on congressional oversight, presidential power, and policy implementation. His most recent policy work concerns the use of military surplus by local law enforcement. Lowande previously held research fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. In October 2024, his book False Front: The Failed Promise of Presidential Power will be published by the University of Chicago Press. 

Educational background

  • PhD in government, University of Virginia
  • MA in government, University of Virginia
  • BA in political science, Baylor University