Christopher Burkett

Christopher Burkett

Associate Professor of Political Science
Co-Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
825
Phone: 
419.289.5686

Bio

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.

Research Areas

American Political Thought
The American Founding
The Progressive Era
American Foreign Policy

Education

Ph.D., University of Dallas
M.A., University of Dallas
B.A., Ashland University

Courses Taught

AHG 502 - The American Founding
AHG 505 - The Progressive Era
AHG 630 – American Statesmen
AHG 660 - The American Western

Events

Jun
25

Join us for an address by Jennifer Keene, Professor of History at Chapman University, entitled American Patriotic Culture in World War I.

Jul
2

Join us for an address by Dr. Sarah Morgan Smith, Postgraduate Research Fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, entitled Papists, Pacificsts, and Puritans: The 17th Century Religious Origins of American Independence.

Jul
9

Join us for an address by Dan Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University, entitled Understanding the Honor Culture of the Antebellum South.

Jul
16

Join us for an address by Lucas Morel, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University, entitled Frederick Douglass on Race, Liberty, and the American Creed.