Robert C. Smith

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Area of expertise: 

African American politics

National politics

U.S. presidency


Robert Smith is a nationally-recognized expert on African American politics whose research has examined comparisons between President Obama and President Kennedy, and the relationship between conservatism and racism in the U.S.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Political Science, Howard University
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-7524