David C. Leege (Ph.D, Indiana, 1965) is emeritus professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. His baccalaureate is from Valparaiso University and he has done advanced studies at the universities of Chicago and Michigan. Author of many books and articles, he continues to lecture and write on American voting behavior and the politics of cultural conflict. He co-edits a book series entitled Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics. Most of its ten books since 2004 have won literary or professional awards, as has Leege’s The Politics of Cultural Differences (Princeton University Press 2002). He has chaired the boards of the American National Election Studies and the Lutheran Music Program, and has been an officer in professional, church, and civic organizations. In the academy, Leege founded and directed several research institutes and led the monumental Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life. He also directed the National Science Foundation’s political science program. He has taught/lectured at universities in the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Germany, and England, and helped form the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. His wife, Patricia, is an organist and he enjoys singing in her choirs; their three children all play strings. The Leeges have wintered in Green Valley, AZ since 2000, and summered near the International Music Camp at Interlochen, MI since 1973. His great joy is promoting the learning and performance of classical and sacred music.