Mark Kann

Mark KannMark E. Kann, Professor and Chair of Political Science, holds the USC Associates Chair in Social Science. He specializes in early American political thought and gender studies. Professor Kann teaches in the Thematic Option honors program and the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity as well as in Political Science. He has won teaching awards from Pi Sigma Alpha, Mortar Board, the USC Associates, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Provost’s Office. He was selected as one of “The Ten Best Teachers in California” universities and colleges by California Magazine. One college guide chose him as “the Best Professor at the University of Southern California.” Professor Kann is the author of six books, including Middle Class Radicalism in Santa Monica (1986); On the Man Question: Gender and Civic Virtue in America (1991); A Republic of Men: The American Founders, Gendered Language, and Patriarchal Politics (1998); and The Gendering of American Politics (1999). He has also edited two books, co-edited an interdisciplinary journal titled Humanities in Society, and published several dozen articles in academic journals. Professor Kann has served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and was the founding Director of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Kann became a member of the USC faculty in 1975.