Sandy H Kessler

Emeritus Associate Professor

Teaching and Research Interests

Religion and Modern Political Thought

Political Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville

American Debates on Sexual Equality


Classic Liberal Arguments for the Utility of Religion

Extension and Community Engagement

NC State Encore Program  Fall, 2012 -

President, Beth El Synagogue 2010-2012


American Debates on Sexual Equality ed. by Sanford Kessler and Traciel V. Reid. Bloomsbury Press: London/New York, 2013.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. Edited and abridged by Sanford Kessler. Hackett Publishing Company:  Indianapolis/Cambridge, 2000.

Tocqueville's Civil Religion: American Christianity and the Prospects for Freedom, SUNY Press: Albany NY, 1994

I have also published numerous scholarly articles in peer reviewed political science journals.



  • Ph. D. in Political Science from Boston College, 1978