News and Announcements

Have you checked your email?

All students—both degree-seeking and non-degree—are expected to monitor their email address. This address is the university's official means of communicating with you. Important information from the university, including billing statements and registration information, are directed there. Additionally, this is where all communications related to your online courses (both MAHG and MASTAHG) will be sent. It's imperative that you regularly check this address or set it to forward to another account.

Changes to Course Registration Procedures

Starting with registration for Spring 2015, all MAHG, MASTAHG, and non-degree students will register for courses via WebAdvisor. Learn more about this change here.

Need to change a registration?

Starting with the Spring 2015 semester, students may drop, add, or change courses directly in WebAdvisor. Students may add a course up until the day before the first class meeting. Students may drop a course until the day prior to the second class meeting. Students may owe tuition for courses dropped after the start of the second class meeting.

Graduation Registration

Nearing completion of your studies? All graduating students must register with the AU Registrar for graduation even if you do not plan to walk at commencement. Plan ahead. Please note the following graduation registration deadlines:

Spring (May): November 1st

Summer (August): May 1st

Fall (December): September 1st

Visit the AU Registrar for complete details.

Important Dates


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


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


"The Rise and Fall of America's Political Parties" by Joseph Postell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs


"The Family in the Liberal Order" by Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science, Boise State University.

Student Contacts

Christopher Burkett, Ph.D.

Co-Chair and Academic Advisor


John Moser, Ph.D.



Emily S. Hess, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor


Jason W. Stevens

Academic Advisor


Christian Pascarella



David Tucker, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Thesis/Capstone Coordinator


Carrie Clever

Administrative Coordinator