Marquette expert on Kennedy assassination reflects on 50th anniversary of infamous day

November 20, 2013

McAdamsJohn McAdams, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, is a nationally recognized academic who has studied, taught and published on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 2011, he published JFK Assassination Logic, which explores various theories about Kennedy’s assassination and explores the evidence, eyewitness accounts, government agencies, relationships and profiles, to deconstruct and assess the different theories. As the country marks the 50th anniversary of that deadly day in Dealey Plaza, McAdams has been featured in national and local news outlets.

CNN’s The Lead, on the recently released recordings from Air Force One:

PBS’s Cold Case JFK, which reviews the forensic evidence and the possibility of a single bullet theory:

Time profile of McAdams and his 20-year battle against skeptics and conspiracy theorists:








Opinion piece in U.S. News and World Report on the possibility of a conspiracy, authored by McAdams:

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USA Today on the recently released recordings from Air Force One:





Milwaukee Public Televisions’s Wisconsin Remembers John F. Kennedy:





Essay in Marquette Magazine on how the assassination affected public policy:








McAdams teaches American politics, public opinion and voter behavior in Marquette’s Department of Political Science. He previously taught at Harvard University, where he also earned his Ph.D. in 1981. McAdams has written articles for various journals, including American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Sociological Quarterly, and Law and Contemporary Problems.

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