J. David Alvis

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
801
Phone: 
864.597.4000

Bio

David Alvis is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wofford College. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York in Political Science and his Masters 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