Kendra Stewart

Professor and Director Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities

Address: 176 Lockwood Blvd, Room 213
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.6691

Kendra B. Stewart is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston.  Her research interests include South Carolina government, non-profit management, state and local government, food policy, and women and politics.  She is co-editor of a book entitled The Practice of Government Public Relations.  The articles she has authored have appeared in The Practice of Strategic Collaboration: From Silos to Actions, Urban Affairs Review, Public Finance and Management, Perspective in Politics, and various scholarly books.

Dr. Stewart is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization chartered by Congress to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. She has conducted political analysis for a variety of print, radio and television media, including Good Morning America, Fox News Channel, the Associated Press, The New Yorker, and National Public Radio.

Prior to her current position, Professor Stewart was a faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University and worked for the state of South Carolina Budget and Control Board.  In addition, she has conducted program evaluations and strategic planning assistance to a variety of public and nonprofit organizations.  Kendra is very involved in the community as well, serving on the boards of several professional and non-profit organizations. 


Ph.D., M.P.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., University of Central Florida
Field of Specialization: Public Administration