Kenneth Stroupe

Associate Director and Chief of Staff
Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Center for Politics
Office location and address
465 Crestwood Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
LPPS 3280: Lessons in Leadership: JFK and the Most Personal Office
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the history, politics and leadership legacy of John F. Kennedy. From topics as wide-ranging as tax policy and space exploration to the war in Vietnam, dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the class will trace the impact of a brief Presidency over nearly sixty years and focus on how Kennedy's life, presidency and tragic assassination influenced the leadership styles and impacted public policy.
PLAP 3370: Workshop in Contemporary American Electoral Politics
Credits: 3
Provides students with the opportunity to be directly involved with the research, programming, operations, and outreach of the University's non-profit, non-partisan Center for Politics. Includes projects focused on state and national politics, political history, civic engagement, voter behavior, media and politics, campaign finance and political analysis. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
PLAP 3420: Virginia Government and Politics
Credits: 3
Course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure, functions and processes of state and local government in Virginia and to introduce students to political leaders and policymakers of state government. When the course is finished, students should be able to answer journalist Guy Friddell's query: "What is it about Virginia?"
PLAP 4360: Campaigns and Elections
Credits: 3
Reviews and analyzes the techniques and technologies of modern American election campaigns. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLAP 5993: Selected Problems in American Politics
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under faculty supervision, for students who are preparing for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.