Steven Hayward

Steven F. Hayward

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Steven F. Hayward is the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. Prior to joining Pepperdine, he was the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute.

Hayward writes daily on the popular, and frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett's national radio show "Morning in America" on the Salem Broadcasting Network. He writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National ReviewReasonThe Weekly StandardThe American SpectatorThe Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. His newspaper articles have appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostThe Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other daily newspapers. He is the author of Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published in 14 editions, and its successor, the Almanac of Environmental Trends. Hayward is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989 (CrownForum books). His other books include Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World, Churchill on Leadership, and Greatness: Reagan Churchill, and the Making of Modern Statesmen.

Hayward received a Ph.D. in American studies and M.A. in government from Claremont Graduate School and a B.S. in business and administrative studies from Lewis & Clark College.

Research Areas

Twentieth Century Politics
Political Economy
Energy and Environmental Policy


PhD, The Claremont Graduate School
MA, The Claremont Graduate School
BS, Lewis and Clark College

Courses Taught

AHG 660 - American Political Economy
AHG 630 - American Statesmen: LBJ and Reagan
AHG 660 - Post-Vietnam America



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


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


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