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Dr. Aubrey Jewett

Professor of Political Science University of Central Florida

Aubrey Jewett received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Florida State University and B.A. in Social Science Education from the University of North Florida. He is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he specializes in American national, state, local, and Florida politics. Jewett is former President and current Treasurer of the Florida Political Science Association and is co-founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at UCF whose primary mission is civic education.

Dr. Jewett has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly books. Professor. Jewett is coauthor of Politics in Florida 4th edition from the Florida Institute of Government and Peppertree Press and of Political Rules of the Road (University Press of America).  He authored the chapter on Central Florida politics in the edited volume Florida Politics: Ten Media Markets, One Powerful Stateand the chapter on county government structure in the Florida Association of Counties Florida County Government Guide. Jewett’s research on Florida’s 2012 redistricting can be found in The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting from Lexington Books and in Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State from University Press of Florida.

Professor Jewett received the Leon Weaver Award for his study of ballot invalidation in Florida during the 2000 presidential election. He was selected and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in Washington DC. Dr. Jewett has won numerous awards for teaching, advising and service excellence and has helped to secure over $1 million in state and federal grants, primarily to promote civic education. He has organized, co-hosted, or spoken at over a 100 teacher training workshops, symposia for secondary social studies teachers and their students, and meetings for various associations, government groups, and civic organizations.

Dr. Jewett is an internationally recognized expert on American and Florida politics. He has served as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service Advanced Placement Program, to the Florida Department of Education Social Studies Teacher Certification Program, and to Pearson Publishing for the Florida Edition of its best-selling high school civics text Magruder’s American Government. Jewett’s quotes have appeared over 20,000 times in print, over the air, and online throughout Florida, the United States, and worldwide on every continent except Antarctica.



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