Allen D. Hertzke
Presidential Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma

Allen D. Hertzke is the Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. From 2008 to 2009, he was a visiting senior research fellow at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he served as the primary researcher for the Pew Forum’s November 2011 report "Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, D.C."

Hertzke’s books on religion and politics include "Representing God in Washington," a comprehensive analysis of D.C.-based religious lobbies, and "Freeing God’s Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights."

Hertzke has served as a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and has been a lead consultant on advancing global religious freedom for both The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation.