Dr. Steffen Schmidt is a professor of political science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He is the author of 11 books including the best-selling college textbook “American Government and Politics Today” (19th Edition) which has been read by more than 3 million college students.
He grew up in Colombia, South America. His parents were German immigrants and his father founded Optica Alemana, the largest optical company in Colombia. He has studied in Switzerland, France, and graduated from military academy in Jacksonville, Florida and Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.
Steffen obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University in public law and government. He is the receipt of numerous teaching awards, including the Amoco Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Teaching and the Teacher of the Year Award.
Schmidt is known as “Dr. Politics” to his many readers, followers, friends and fans worldwide. He is a frequent commentator on national and international news media including Spain’s largest news service EFE, Agence France Presse, Venezuelan independent newspapers, German News, and Canada’s largest cable network CTV. He analyzes politics for CNN en Espanol, Telemundo, and Univision. He is the guest every week on two radio shows on Clear Channel and on WNHN Concord, New Hampshire.
Dr. Schmidt is a founding member of Iowa State University’s US Strategic Command Academic Alliance. he is the author of two books on identity theft and a frequent speaker on cyber threats to business, critical infrastructure, and the US government.
Twitter – @Drpolitics