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.

Research Areas

Executive power
Progressivism
The Electoral College

Education

Ph.D. - Fordham University, 2005
M.A. - University of Dallas, 1997
B.A. - University of Dallas, 1995

Courses Taught

AHG 502 - The American Founding
AHG 505 - The Progressive Era

Events

Jun
26

"The 22nd Amendment and the Modern Presidency Thesis, Revisited" by Jeremy Bailey, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

Jul
3

"On the Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions" by David Tucker, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Jul
10

"Progressivism and the Lincoln Legacy" by Jason Jividen, Associate Professor of Politics, Saint Vincent College.