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John Kuzenski

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Adjunct Instructor, MPA@UNC

John C. Kuzenski joined the School of Government as adjunct faculty in the MPA@UNC program in 2015. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he has served as university faculty in Political Science and Public Administration for over 25 years, in addition to division management-level service in the North Carolina Department of Revenue and as a law clerk to judges at the US District Court (Eastern District of NC) and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Kuzenski is a member of the North Carolina and District of Columbia Bars, in addition to the Bars of several US Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has formed, served on the Board, and/or worked with several nonprofit organizations in the Raleigh/Durham area, and also serves as General Counsel for Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society in Washington, DC. He has authored and edited several books on Southern regional politics, and his more recent scholarly articles in the areas of elections law, common law doctrine and public policy have appeared in Widener Law Review, North Carolina Central Law Review and the Appalachian Journal of Law. In the mid-1990s while faculty at The Citadel, he was a consulting social scientist and data analyst on the first Citizens Survey Projects conducted by the City of Charleston, SC. Kuzenski holds a PhD in Political Science from the School of Public and International Affairs at The University of Georgia and the JD with Honors from the UNC School of Law. He earned his BA from Louisiana State University and an M.A. from Mississippi State University.