Melanie Marlowe

Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Melanie Marlow is Visiting Assistant Instructor of Political Science at Miami University. She received her B.A. from Utah State University in 1998 and a M.A. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in 2002. She teaches courses on constitutional law, the American Presidency, and American founding political thought. Her research interests include: Presidency and Congress, Presidential War Powers, Judicial Deference to the Executive and Legislative Branches, federalism, and piracy. She has written an article called, “The Unitary Executive and Review of Agency Rulemaking,” for The Unitary Executive and the Modern Presidency (2010). Currently, she is working with Carol McNamara on an edited version of The Obama Presidency in the Constitutional Order, as well as a paper on President Obama and agency control, all while finishing her dissertation on presidential executive orders.

Research Areas

The Presidency and Congress
Presidential War Powers
Judicial Deference to the Legislative and Executive Branches


PhD Candidate, Claremont Graduate University
MA, Claremont Graduate University
BA, Utah State University

Courses Taught

AHG 502 - The American Founding