Allen Hertzke is the Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. His fields of specialization are American politics, Congressional studies, religion and politics, and political theory. Professor Hertzke is the author of Representing God in Washington: The Role of Religious Lobbies in the American Polity (1988) and Echoes of Discontent: Jessie Jackson, Pat Robertson, and the Resurgence of Populism (1993). He is the co-author of Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (2nd ed. 1998) and co-editor of The Atomistic Congress: An Interpretation of Political Change (1992). He was named the UOSA Outstanding Professor for the College of Arts & Sciences in 1995 and Outstanding Oklahoma Political Scientist for 1998.
Professor Hertzke received his B.A. from Colorado State University, his M.S. from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.