Bill Swinford

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  • Associate Professor
  • Political Science
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Bill Swinford

Bill Swinford has served as President Eli Capilouto’s Chief of Staff since the President’s arrival July 1, 2011; and is an Associate Professor of Political Science. He has taught “Introduction to American Government”, “Civil Liberties”, “Judicial Politics”, and “Constitutional Law” at UK since 2005.

A native of Cynthiana, Kentucky, he earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky (1988) and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University (1993). He was a tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond (Virginia) before returning to Kentucky in 1999 to work for Gordon Davies at the Council on Postsecondary Education. He served in several capacities at the Council, including Chief of Staff. Dr. Swinford returned to UK in 2004 to serve as Director of Policy Analysis and then Assistant Vice President in the University Budget Office prior to being appointed Chief of Staff.

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