Kendall Deas

Adjunct Instructor

Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 211
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5724

Dr. Kendall Deas is an adjunct instructor for the Department of Political Science. He previously taught in the Foundations of Education Program for the Department of Teacher Education (2013-2016). He is a Faculty Fellow for the Honors College where he provides academic advising and support for William Aiken Fellows and other Honors College students to enhance their competitiveness for coveted academic awards such as Fulbright Scholarships. He serves as a Faculty Development Fellow for the Center for Sustainability.
Dr. Deas served as Director of Diversity Education for the Office of Institutional Diversity (2016-2018). He was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow in Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He was a one-year Visiting Student at Mansfield College, Oxford University where he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). He was a Fulbright Scholar to Finland where he earned a Diploma in International Trade Law from Turku International University’s School of Law. For 2015-2016, Dr. Deas was named an Emerging Diversity Scholar by the University of Michigan’s National Center For Institutional Diversity (NCID) and for 2016-2017 was named a New Leadership Academy (NLA) Fellow for higher education leadership also by Michigan’s National Center For Institutional Diversity.
Dr. Deas' professional experiences span the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He has worked as a Senior Research Analyst in urban and regional planning with Huntley Partners, Inc. of Atlanta and as a Project Associate in regional economic development with Partnership Gwinnett in association with the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce in Duluth, GA. He has worked as a Research Assistant with the Community Development Division of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBA) and with the Southern Center for International Studies in Atlanta through the Governor’s Intern Program.
Dr. Deas participated in the White House Intern Program serving in President Clinton’s Scheduling and Advance Office and has extensive congressional experience working with The Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and the offices of several members of both houses of Congress such as the late former South Carolina U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond and former SC U.S. House Representative John Spratt. In 2016, he made history at the College receiving EXCEL awards for Outstanding Faculty of the year for both the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, and the Honors College.


Ph.D, Educational Administration and Policy, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
MSPP, Public Policy, The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
M.A., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
M.A., Globalization Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
BSFS, International Politics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC