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J. David Alvis

J. David Alvis

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
801
Phone: 
864.597.4588

Bio

David Alvis is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wofford College. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York in Political Science and his master's 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, Progressivism and early twentieth century politics, and the Obama Presidency.  He has also published articles on John Ford’s The Searchers and is currently completing a piece on Michelangelo’s David.  With co-authors Jeremy Bailey and Flagg Taylor, he recently published the book The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University of Kansas Press, 2013). He is also co-author, with Jason R. Jividen, of Statesmanship and Progressive Reform (Palgrave Pivot, 2013).

Research Areas

Executive Power
Progressivism
The Electoral College

Education

PhD, Fordham University
MA, University of Dallas
BA, University of Dallas

Courses Taught

AHG 502 - The American Founding
AHG 505 - The Progressive Era
AHG 632 - The American Presidency I
AHG 633 - The American Presidency II
AHG 643 - Executive Power and the Constitution

Events

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