Our Faculty

Ashland's MA programs in American history and government feature the full-time faculty of our own Department of History and Political Science as well as additional faculty selected from universities around the nation.

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
William B. Allen
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
517.355.6590
allenwi@msu.edu
Professor William B. Allen is emeritus dean and Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, and 2008-09 Visiting Senior Scholar in the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. He also served previously on the National Council for the Humanities and as Chairman and Member of the United States... Read More

J. David Alvis
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
864.597.4000
alvisjd@wofford.edu
David Alvis is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wofford College. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York in Political Science and his Masters in American Studies from the University of Dallas.  At Wofford, he teaches courses on American Politics including: The American Presidency, Constitutional Law, and Political Parties.  His publications include articles on the Electoral College,... Read More

William Atto
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
972.721.5340
atto@udallas.edu
 William Atto is Associate Professor of History at the University of Dallas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetville.  His specialties include United States History with an emphasis on Nineteenth Century America, as well as the American Political, Military, and Intellectual History. 

Jeremy Bailey
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
713.743.3934
jbailey2@uh.edu
Jeremy D. Bailey is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston, where he holds a dual appointment in Honors and Political Science. Bailey’s research interests include executive power, the presidency, and American political thought and development. He is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007) and coauthor of The Contested Removal Power, 1789-... Read More

Christopher Burkett
Associate Professor of Political Science, Co-Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government
129, Andrews Hall
419.289.5686
cburket1@ashland.edu
Christopher Burkett is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy, and political philosophy. He serves as faculty advisor to Student Senate, and was named Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year in 2008. He received his Bachelor of Arts from... Read More

Andrew E. Busch
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
909.607.3382
andrew.busch@cmc.edu
Andrew E. Busch is Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, where he teaches courses on American politics and government. He is the author or co-author of more than two dozen scholarly chapters and articles as well as thirteen books, including Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998; Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom; The... Read More

Carrie Clever
Administrative Coordinator, MAHG Program
801, Ashbrook Center
419.289.5430
cclever@ashland.edu
Carrie Clever is the administrative coordinator of the Master of Arts program in American History and Government.

Todd Estes
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
248.370.3534
estes@oakland.edu
Todd Estes is Associate Professor of History at Oakland University. His teaching specialty is early American history from the American Revolution through the Jacksonian era and his research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture. Estes is the author of the book The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006) in addition to the many... Read More

Christopher Flannery
Louaine S. Taylor Professor, Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
626.815.6000
cflannery@apu.edu
Christopher Flannery is Louaine S. Taylor Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of Political Science and the director of the Humanities Program at Azusa Pacific University. He has been a member of the board of directors of the The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy since 1981 and is currently the senior editor of The Claremont Review... Read More

David Foster
Chair, Department of History and Political Science, Associate Professor of Political Science
122, Andrews Hall
419.289.5626
dfoster2@ashland.edu
David Foster is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Ashland University. He teaches undergraduate courses in political philosophy and international relations and graduate courses on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain, and the Federalist Papers. He has published on John Locke, liberal education, and Mark Twain.

Steven F. Hayward
Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor, Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
303.492.2276
Steven.Hayward@colorado.edu
Steven F. Hayward is Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Thomas and Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University. Prior to joining UC, he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of a two volume biography of Ronald Reagan, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980 and The Age of... Read More

Stephen Knott
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
401.841.6445
stephen.knott@usnwc.edu
Stephen F. Knott is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. He served as co-chair of the University of Virginia's Presidential Oral History Program and directed the Ronald Reagan Oral History Project. Professor Knott received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College, and has taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Virginia. He is the... Read More

David F. Krugler
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
608.342.1783
kruglerd@uwplatt.edu
David F. Krugler is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he has taught since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997. He is a historian of the modern United States, with interests in the Cold War, national security, and race relations. His first book, The Voice of America and the Domestic Propaganda Battles, 1945-1953, was published in 2000 by... Read More

Marc Landy
Edward & Louise Peterson Professor, Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
617.552.4172
marc.landy@bc.edu
Marc Landy is the Edward and Louise Peterson Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University and Professor of Political Science at Boston College. With Sidney Milkis, he is the author of Presidential Greatness (2000) and a textbook, American Government: Balancing Liberty and Democracy, now in its third edition (2011). He is an author of The Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton:... Read More

Gordon Lloyd
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
310.506.7602
gordon.lloyd@pepperdine.edu
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... Read More

Melanie Marlowe
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
513.529.1693
marlowm2@miamioh.edu
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,... Read More

Ken Masugi
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center

kenmasugi@aol.com
Ken Masugi is visiting professor of political science for the Advanced Academic Programs department at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Masugi has been a speechwriter for two Cabinet members and for Justice Clarence Thomas, when he was Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is co-author, editor, or co-editor of seven books on American politics. While... Read More

Dan Monroe
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
217.424.6218
dmonroe@millikin.edu
Dan Monroe is Associate Professor and John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University. Monroe specializes in American History, and has given regular talks on Lincoln throughout the Midwest. He is the author of three books: The Republican Vision of John Tyler (2003), At Home with Illinois’ Governors: A Social History of the Illinois Executive Mansion (2002), and Shapers of the Great Debate... Read More

Lucas Morel
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty , Member, MAHG Faculty Committee
801, Ashbrook Center
540.458.8161
morell@wlu.edu
Lucas Morel is the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University. His teaching and research interests are American government, political theory, Abraham Lincoln, and black American politics. Dr. Morel is president of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society, and board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association... Read More

Paul Moreno
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
517.437.7341
pmoreno@hillsdale.edu
Paul D. Moreno is Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, where he holds the William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History. He is also the director of academic programs at the College’s Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of... Read More

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