Dr. Peter Schramm

Professor of Political Science
Director, Ashbrook Scholar Program
Ashbrook Center
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Peter W. Schramm is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program, and Senior Fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. Prior to his work at Ashland, he served in the Reagan Administration as the director of the Center for International Education in the United States Department of Education. Before entering government service, Dr. Schramm was the president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, in Claremont, California. Dr. Schramm earned his Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He holds two Master of Arts degrees, one from Claremont in government and the other in international history from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He has received the Mentor Teaching Award seven times. Dr. Schramm has edited, co-edited and contributed to a number of books, including Natural Right and Political Right, The 1984 Election and the Future of American Politics, Lessons of the Bush Defeat, American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, Consequences of the Clinton Victory, Separation of Powers and Good Government, Statecraft and Power, History of American Political Thought, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Why Coolidge Matters, Booker T. Washington: A Re-Examination and wrote the Introduction to Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (Madison Books, 1996). He blogs at No Left Turns, writes a regular column for On Principle and has published in The Claremont Review of Books, The Historian, The Columbus Dispatch, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and other papers in Ohio.


Ph.D in Government - The Claremont Graduate School
M.A. in Government - The Claremont Graduate School
M.A. in Int'l History - The University of London

Courses Taught

POLSC 101 Understanding Politics
POLSC 320 American Political Thought I
POLSC 321 American Political Thought II
POLSC 370 Topics in American Politics: Lincoln
POLSC 380 Topics in Political Thought: Shakespeare

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