Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus
PhD, Indiana University
Kenneth Janda, Payson S. Wild Professor Emeritus, received his PhD from Indiana University in 1961 and joined Northwestern University's Political Science Department the same year. He has taught in a variety of fields, but mostly in American government, political parties, elementary statistics, and computer methods. His books include Political Parties: A Cross National Survey, and Parties and Their Environments: Limits to Reform? His co-authored American government textbook, The Challenge of Democracy, is used in hundreds of colleges across the nation and has been translated into Hungarian, Slovakian, Czech, Georgian, and Russian. In 1995, Janda co-founded the international journal, Party Politics, which he still co-edits. In 2000, he won a "Lifetime Achievement" award from the American Political Science Association for his research on political parties. In 2005, he was a co-winner of the APSA Award for Best Instructional Software. His current research is on party law across nations.