Joseph Postell
Joseph Postell
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Joseph Postell
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


Joseph Postell is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he teaches courses on American political institutions, American political thought, and administrative law. His research focuses primarily on regulation, administrative law, and the administrative state. He is the editor, with Bradley C.S. Watson, of Rediscovering Political Economy and with Johnathan O'Neill, of Toward an American Conservatism: Constitutional Conservatism During the Progressive Era.  He is currently completing a book on the administrative state and American constitutionalism, and editing a reader of primary sources on conservative thought during the early 20th century.  He also contributes frequently to the Liberty Fund's Library of Law and Liberty website on political and legal thought.

Professor Postell is an alumnus of Ashland University, where he was an Ashbrook Scholar.

Research Areas

The US Congress
American Political Thought
Administrative Law and Regulation
Political Parties
The Presidency


PhD, University of Dallas
MA, University of Dallas
BA, Ashland University

Courses Taught

AHG 505 - The Progressive Era
AHG 640 - The Congress