Gordon Lloyd

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Professor Gordon Lloyd earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the course work toward a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago before receiving his master of arts and PhD degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal, he also has numerous articles, reviews, and opinion-editorials to his credit. His latest coauthored books are The Two Narratives of Political Economy (2010) and The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry (2013). He is the creator, with the help of the Ashbrook Center, of four highly regarded websites on the origin of the Constitution. He has received many teaching, scholarly, and leadership awards including admission to Phi Beta Kappa and the Howard White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine University. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center through the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

Research Areas

The Bill of Rights
Political Economy
The Supreme Court
The New Deal


PhD, The Claremont Graduate School
MA, The Claremont Graduate School
BA, McGill University

Courses Taught

AHG 502 - The American Founding

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Peter W. Schramm is Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and emeritus chair of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. From 1995 to 2013, he served as executive director of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University. 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 Ashland's 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 has published in The Claremont Review of Books, The Historian, The Columbus Dispatch, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and other papers in Ohio.