Sean Sutton

Sean Sutton

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
801
Phone: 
585.475.4620

Bio

Sean Sutton is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the Univeristy of Dallas in 2001, where his research culminated in a dissertation critiquing rational choice theory, entitled "A Wealth of Notions: The Poverty of Rational Choice." He is the author (with John Murley) of The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2014).

Presently, he is working on a book exploring the Enlightenment foundations of rational choice theory. He enjoys practicing martial arts and playing chess.

Research Areas

American Constitutionalism
The Congress
History of Political Philosophy
History of Economic Thought
Politics and Literature

Education

Ph.D., University of Dallas
B.Econ., University of Queensland, Australia

Courses Taught

AHG 640 - The Congress

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Emily Hess joined Ashland University in 2007. She teaches American history with fields of expertise in 19th and 20th century African-American history, specifically the Reconstruction era and the Civil Rights movement. She was selected as Ashland's Outstanding Female Faculty Member of the Year for 2014 and received Ashland University's Mentor Award in January 2012 and 2015. She received her B.A. in American history at Malone University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history at Case Western Reserve University, where she received The Jayne and Cecil Lyman prize for best dissertation for 2013-2014.

Recent Publications

“‘It Must Develop Men’: Black Political Leadership and Civic Education In Nineteenth-Century America”, Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, November 2014.

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton", The Renewal of American Statesmenship. University of Kentucky Press, 2016 (forthcoming).

Events

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Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the December 2017 commencement must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.