David E. Campbell is the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Both his teaching and research have focused on the question of why people get involved in politics, and how political involvement is shaped by factors such as religion and education—with a specific focus on how these factors influence young people. His most recent book is titled Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, on topics such as religion and politics, civic engagement, and presidential elections. In 2008, he received the Joyce award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.