Christopher Burkett is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ashland University, and teaches undergraduate courses on American political thought, the American Founding, and American foreign policy. He also serves as an Associate Director, Academic Advisor and instructor in the Master of American History and Government program at Ashland University, in which he teaches courses on the American Revolution, the American Founding, Western films and novels, and Franklin Roosevelt. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University, and received his M.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, also at the University of Dallas. He joined the History and Political Science department at Ashland University in 2005, has been selected by students as Outstanding Faculty of the Year, and won the Edward and Louaine Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.