Carol Swain

Carol Swain

Professor of Political Science and Law

Born into abject poverty in rural Virginia, Dr. Carol Swain earned five degrees and obtained early tenure at Princeton and full professorship at Vanderbilt where she was professor of political science and a professor of law. Today she is a sought-after cable news contributor, prominent national speaker, and best-selling author.

In addition to three Presidential appointments, Carol is a former Distinguished Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, having also served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 1776 Commission. 

An award-winning political scientist, cited three times by the U.S. Supreme Court, she has authored or edited 11 published books and numerous opinion pieces for major national publications.

Her television appearances include BBC Radio and TV, CSPAN, ABC’s Headline News, CNN, Fox News, Newsmax, and more.

She is the founder and CEO of Carol Swain Enterprises, REAL Unity Training Solutions, Your Life Story for Descendants, and her non-profit, Be The People.

Carol is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee.