Nick Felts, Program Officer

Nick Felts is a program officer at the Kettering Foundation. Felts’ work focuses on the factors that influence the extent to which people are able to become politically engaged as citizens and make sound decisions on the problems that confront them. He is also the coeditor (with Noëlle McAfee) of the Kettering Review and works closely with the foundation’s team of resident researchers.

As a graduate student, Felts taught a number of classes on American politics and political behavior, while also conducting research on voting behavior, mass polarization, and public deliberation. Prior to that, Felts served as an intern in the office of former US Senator Evan Bayh and also worked for the Social Security Administration.  

Felts holds BA degrees in political science and history from Indiana University and a PhD in political science from Ohio State University.