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Dr. Kyle C. Kopko

Director
Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Dr. Kyle C. KopkoDr. Kyle C. Kopko was appointed director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania in July 2020. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Kopko served as Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning, and Associate Professor of Political Science at Elizabethtown College.

He earned his Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University in 2010, with a concentration in public law and judicial politics. Dr. Kopko has authored or co-authored more than 30 scholarly publications, including two university press books, and he regularly speaks on a wide range of policy and political topics. His research has also received national and international media attention in numerous outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Fox News Channel.