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Paul Kengor

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Paul G. Kengor
Kengor in 2016
Born (1966-12-06) December 6, 1966 (age 57)
SpouseSusan Kengor
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh (PhD)
The American University (MA)
Academic work
DisciplinePolitical Science
InstitutionsGrove City College

Paul G. Kengor (born December 6, 1966) is an author and professor of political science at Grove City College and the executive director of Institute for Faith and Freedom, a Grove City College conservative think tank/policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.[1] Kengor has focused much of his work on Ronald Reagan, faith and the presidency, conservative politics, the Cold War, Communism, and Catholicism.


Initially seeking a medical career, Kengor majored in biochemistry/biophysics at the University of Pittsburgh where he worked on Dr. Thomas Starzl’s organ-transplant team, the pioneer of organ transplantation. After receiving his bachelors, his interest in the Cold War and politics motivated him to pursue political science instead of medicine. He received his master's degree from the American University School of International Service[2] and his doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.[3] He also holds an honorary doctorate from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.[4]


Kengor has done work for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Heritage Foundation and Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, conservative think tanks. He has served on the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly. He does a regular commentary for three nationally syndicated radio programs: American Radio Journal, Moody Broadcasting, and Ave Maria Radio Network/CatholicExchange.com.[5] He also writes for the American Spectator.[6]

Reagan, a film based upon Kengor's books about Ronald Reagan, was scheduled for release in 2021, but is now expected to be released on August 30, 2024.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Kengor has stated that he did poorly in high school, but changed after becoming a Christian. He and his wife Susan have 8 children, two of which are adopted. He is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and also enjoys hunting and fishing.[3]


  • Wreath Layer or Policy Player?. Lexington Books, 2002. ISBN 978-0-73-910174-2
  • The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy, with Peter Schweizer, et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005 ISBN 978-0-74-253415-5
  • God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life. Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 978-0-06-057142-9
  • God and George W. Bush: A Spiritual Life. Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 978-0-06-077956-6
  • The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. New York: Regan Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-113690-0
  • The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand. with Patricia Clark Doerner. Ft. Collins, CO: Ignatius Press, 2007. ISBN 1-58617-183-6
  • God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life. New York: Harper, 2007. ISBN 978-0-06-113692-4
  • Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. Wilmington, Del: ISI Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-935191-75-9
  • The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. Mercury Radio Arts Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-1451698091
  • All The Dupes Fit To Print: Journalists Who Have Served As Tools Of Communist Propaganda, with Cliff Kincaid. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. ISBN 978-1-49-230010-6
  • 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Beaufort Books, 2014. ISBN 978-0-82-530699-0
  • Reagan's Legacy in a World Transformed, with Jeffrey L. Chidester, et al. Harvard University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-67-496769-4
  • Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. WND Books, 2015. ISBN 978-1-94-247510-1
  • A Pope and A President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. ISI Books, 2017. ISBN 978-1-61-017143-4
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism. Regnery Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-1-62-157587-0
  • The Divine Plan: Reagan, John Paul II and the Dramatic End of the Cold War. With Robert Orlando. ISI Books, 2019. ISBN 978-1-61017-154-0
  • The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration. TAN Books, 2020. ISBN 1505114446
  • The Devil and Bella Dodd: One Woman's Struggle Against Communism and Her Redemption, with Mary Nicholas. TAN Books, 2022. ISBN 1505129184


  1. ^ "Paul Kengor - Grove City College". gcc.edu. Grove City College. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Grove City College". Archived from the original on 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  3. ^ a b "Paul Kengor". Grove City College. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  4. ^ "Dr. Paul Kengor". Young America's Foundation. Retrieved 2024-06-12.
  5. ^ "Home". visionandvalues.org.
  6. ^ American Spectator Authors. Paul Kengor American Spectator. 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020
  7. ^ Bond, Paul (October 22, 2020). "Ronald Reagan Movie Pauses Production After Coronavirus Outbreak". Newsweek.com. Retrieved November 17, 2020.

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