About Us

The Teacher-Scholar Podcast is a new initiative from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at the College of Charleston. The podcasts feature the dynamic work of HSS faculty and students and each podcast episode is approximately 25 minutes long.

Podcast Host

Gibbs Knotts, HSS Interim Dean

Gibbs Knotts is the Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. He teaches undergraduate courses in American politics and graduate courses in the public administration program. He has published works on political participation, southern politics, public administration, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has two co-authored books: The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of its People, and First in the South: Why South Carolina’s Presidential Primary Matters. Dean Knotts is co-editor of The New Politics of North Carolina. His articles have appeared in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Political Research Quarterly, The American Review of Public Administration, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS Political Science and Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Cultures, Southeastern Geographer and Social Forces.

Knotts is a frequent contributor to various media outlets, including the BBC, France24, Global TV News (Canada), Al Jazeera American, Agence France-Presse, National Public Radio, FOX News, FOX Business, MSNBC, KUT News, CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and The Washington Post, among many others.