Christopher Burkett is Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program at Ashland University. He teaches undergraduate courses on American political thought, the American Founding, and American foreign policy. He is also an instructor in the Master of Arts in American History and Government program, 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.