John Dinan
John Dinan
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
John Dinan
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


John Dinan is Professor of Politics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His research focuses on state constitutionalism, federalism, and American political development. He is the author of several books, including The American State Constitutional Tradition and Keeping the People’s Liberties: Legislators, Citizens, and Judges as Guardians of Rights, and he writes an annual entry on state constitutional developments for The Book of the States. He is the editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism and is a past chair of the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section of the American Political Science Association. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Research Areas

State Constitutionalism
American Political Development


PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Virginia
BA, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

AHG 660 - The Federal System