The banner art at the top of the page is George Caleb Bingham’s “The Verdict of the People” (1854).  As with many of Bingham’s paintings, this work exemplifies the Luminist style of painting, which utilizes light to transform ordinary events, such as this election day event, into a sublime scene.


"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause...

Theodore Roosevelt

"Citizenship in a Republic,"
The Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Kyle D. Dell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Guilford College

108 Duke Hall


Professor Dell has been selected as a Fellow by the American Council on Education for 2013-14

Due to this Fellowship year away, please contact him by using his campus email .