Events

Jun
26

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

Jul
3

"Religion and Political Violence in America" by David Tucker, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

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
Sarah Morgan Smith Sarah Morgan Smith
Graduate Teaching Assistant
801, Ashbrook Center
848.932.9283
smsmith@polisci.rutgers.edu
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
419.289.4933
jsteven2@ashland.edu
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
225.578.2538
poston@lsu.edu
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

Natalie F. Taylor Natalie Fuehrer Taylor
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
518.580.5243
ntaylor@skidmore.edu
Natalie Taylor is Associate Professor of Government at Skidmore College.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Theory from Fordham University.  She has published The Rights of Woman as Chimera: the Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (2007) and an edited volume titled A Political Companion to Henry Adams (2010). At Skidmore College, Dr. Taylor teaches courses on U.S Government Institutions, Feminist... Read More

Stephen Tootle Stephen Tootle
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
559.737.6184
stephent@cos.edu
Stephen Tootle is Professor of History at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.  Professor Tootle received his history degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (B.A., 1996), Fresno State (M.A., 1997), and Ohio University (Ph.D., 2004).  Tootle taught American political history, American intellectual history, and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Northern Colorado and Georgia State before moving... Read More

Dr. David Tucker David Tucker
Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow, Associate Director, MAHG Program
805, Ashbrook Center
419.289.6092
dtucker@ashbrook.org
David Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University and Associate Director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. Prior to joining  Ashbrook, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the... Read More

Jace Weaver Jace Weaver
Honored Visiting Gradaute Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
706.542.5356
jweaver@uga.edu
Jace Weaver is the Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion, director of the Institute of Native American Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Georgia.Dr. Weaver's work in Native American Studies is highly interdisciplinary, though focusing primarily on three areas: religious traditions, literature, and law. He is the author or editor of ten books, including That the People... Read More

Jonathan White Jonathan W. White
Adjunct Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
757.594.7995
jonathan.white@cnu.edu
Jonathan W. White is Associate Professor of American Studies and a senior fellow at the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of several books and articles about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. His recent book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, was selected by Civil War Monitor as one of the best books of 2014, was a Finalist for the... Read More

David Wrobel David Wrobel
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
405.325.6002
david.wrobel@ou.edu
David Wrobel is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Merrick Chair of Western History. He is the author of Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (2013), winner of the Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Western Nonfiction; Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory and the Creation of the American West (2002); The... Read More

Scott Yenor Scott Yenor
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
208.426.1458
syenor@boisestate.edu
Scott Yenor is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boise State University. He teaches courses in political philosophy and has also published on a variety of subjects, including the Scottish Enlightenment, the philosophic status of revealed religion, American literature, and the family in modern political thought. His most recent book, Family Politics: The Idea of... Read More

Scot Zentner
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Library
909.537.5480
zentner@csusb.edu
Scot Zentner is Professor of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino. 

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