Donald Kinder

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Donald R. Kinder
Born (1947-04-14) April 14, 1947 (age 75)
EducationStanford University
University of California, Los Angeles
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (1990–91)
(with Shanto Iyengar) 2004 Phillip E. Converse Book Award from the American Political Science Association
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical science
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
ThesisBalance theory and political person perception: asymmetry in beliefs about political leaders (1975)
Doctoral studentsAdam Berinsky
Walter Mebane

Donald Ray Kinder (born April 14, 1947)[1] is an American political scientist and the Philip E. Converse Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is also a professor by courtesy in the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology, and a research professor in the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research's Center for Political Studies. In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[2]



  1. ^ "Donald Kinder Curriculum Vitae" (PDF).
  2. ^ "U-M professor elected to the National Academy of Sciences". University of Michigan News. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-01-15.

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