David Foster

Dr. David Foster

Chair, Department of History and Political Science
Professor of Political Science
Andrews Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1998 and serves as chair of the Department of History and Political Science
  • Teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations and, in the Masters of American History and Government program, courses on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain and the Federalist Papers.
  • Published on John Locke, liberal education and Mark Twain.


University of Toronto, Ph.D. and M.A.
McMaster University, B.A.

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