Our Faculty

Ashland's MA programs in American history and government feature the full-time faculty of our own Department of History and Political Science as well as additional faculty selected from universities around the nation.

Faculty & Staff

Name & Contact Bio & Website
Gordon Lloyd Gordon Lloyd
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University
801, Ashbrook Center
Professor Gordon Lloyd earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the course work toward a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago before receiving his master of arts and PhD degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New... Read More

Ken Masugi Ken Masugi
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center

Ken Masugi is a lecturer of political science for the Advanced Academic Programs department at the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Professor Masugi has been a speechwriter for two Cabinet members and for Justice Clarence Thomas, when he was Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is co-author, editor, or co-editor of eight books on American politics.... Read More

Robert M.S. McDonald Robert M.S. McDonald
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Robert M.S. McDonald is Professor of History at the United States Military Academy. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.St. from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.He has published several journal articles and essays and is editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point (... Read More

Peter McNamara Peter McNamara
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Peter McNamara is Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Project on Liberty and American Constitutionalism at Utah State University. 

Dan Monroe Dan Monroe
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Dan Monroe is Associate Professor and John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University. Monroe specializes in American History, and has given regular talks on Lincoln throughout the Midwest. He is the author of three books: The Republican Vision of John Tyler (2003), At Home with Illinois’ Governors: A Social History of the Illinois Executive Mansion (2002), and Shapers of the Great Debate... Read More

Lucas Morel Lucas Morel
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty , Member, MAHG Faculty Committee
801, Ashbrook Center
Lucas Morel is the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University. He teaches American government, political philosophy, constitutional law, black American politics, and politics and literature, with research interests in Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Claremont Graduate University... Read More

Paul Moreno Paul Moreno
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Paul D. Moreno is the William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History at Hillsdale College. He is also the director of academic programs at the College’s Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of Maryland. In addition to teaching at Hillsdale for thirteen years, he... Read More

John Moser John Moser
Professor of History, Interim Director of the Graduate School, Co-Chair, Master of American History and Government
119, Andrews Hall
John Moser is professor of history at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. He is author of four books, the most... Read More

Dr. Peter Myers Peter C. Myers
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Peter C. Myers is Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. His Ph.D. dissertation, “John Locke on the Naturalness of Rights,” received the American Political Science Association’s Leo... Read More

Matthew Norman Matthew Norman
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Matthew Norman, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash, was a history major at Knox College. He has an A.M. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois. Professor Norman taught at Gettysburg College from 2006 to 2011. He has published articles and reviews on Abraham Lincoln and race relations in Illinois. He is currently working on a monograph that examines Lincoln and the... Read More

Robert J. Norrell Robert J. Norrell
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Robert Jefferson Norrell is Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, where he has held the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence since 1998. He writes mainly about American race relations. In 2015, Norrell published Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, which covers the rise to national celebrity and great literary influence of Haley. In 2009 his revisionist biography, Up from History: the... Read More

Christian A. Pascarella Christian A. Pascarella
Director, Master of Arts in American History and Government
808, Ashbrook Center
Christian Pascarella is the director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. An alumnus of the Florida State University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences Education in 1997. Upon graduation, he returned to his hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, where he taught Advanced Placement United States History at his alma mater, Spanish River Community High School. In addition to his... Read More

Eric Pullin Eric Pullin
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Eric Pullin is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He earned a B.A. in history from Rockford College, an M.A. in history from Northern Illinois University, an A.M. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Pullin's primary teaching and... Read More

Eric Sands Eric Sands
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Eric Sands is Associate Professor of Government at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, where he received the SGA Outstanding Faculty Award in the Spring of 2009. Dr. Sands has published a book, American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism (University of Missouri Press, 2009) that examines the public philosophy of Abraham Lincoln and how the development of Lincoln’s ideas affected the politics of... Read More

Gregory Schneider Gregory L. Schneider
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Gregory Schneider is Professor of History at Emporia State University, where he has taught since 1998. He teaches courses in modern American history, the 1960s, diplomatic history, the history of railroads, and the history of conservatism. His research interests lie in the history of American conservatism. He has published five books: Cadres for Conservatism: Young Americans for Freedom and the Rise of the... Read More

Adam Seagrave Adam Seagrave
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Adam Seagrave (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Constitutional Democracy with the university's Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy. His research focuses on the central ideas of the American political tradition, both in the American context itself as well as its antecedents in the... Read More

Jeffrey Sikkenga Jeffrey Sikkenga
Professor of Political Science
118, Andrews Hall
Jeffrey Sikkenga is Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar program at Ashland University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in political thought, the American Founding, and American constitutional law. He is deeply interested in the relationship between politics and religion in liberal democracy and America in particular. He has published articles and reviews in... Read More

Sarah Morgan Smith Sarah Morgan Smith
Adjunct Gradaute Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Sarah Morgan Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an adjunct instructor at Montclair State University, and an alumna of the Master of Arts in American History and Government at Ashland University. At Rutgers, she has served as a teaching assistant in courses such as The Nature of Politics and Law and Politics. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, she served... Read More

Jason Stevens Jason W. Stevens
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Academic Advisor, MAHG & MASTAHG Programs
115, Andrews Hall
Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, joined Ashland University in 2011. Previously, he served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Akron – Wayne College, North Central State College, and the University of Dallas. He teaches political thought and history courses with fields of expertise in the American Founding, Abraham Lincoln, and political philosophy. He received his B.... Read More

James Stoner James R. Stoner, Jr.
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. is Hermann Moyse, Jr., Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University.  He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992), as well as a number of articles and... Read More