Stephen Orvis (Ph.D., Wisconsin), Professor of Government, studies comparative politics with an emphasis on Africa. His articles on rural development in Kenya and African democratization have appeared in African Studies Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of Asian and African Studies and Africa Today. He is the author of The Agrarian Question in Kenya (University Presses of Florida). He served as an international election observer in Kenya's transitional elections to democratic rule and led 11 Hamilton students on the Kenya Field School in Summer 2000 and Summer 2004. He is writing a textbook on comparative politics for Congressional Quarterly Press.