American Studies Faculty

  Name Research Areas Contact
John Alvis, Ph.D. John Alvis, Ph.D.
Professor, English Department
Shakespeare, Milton, Hawthorne, Melville
Braniff Graduate Building #362
William Atto, Ph.D. William Atto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History, History Department
US History, American Political and Military
Braniff Graduate Building 236
Jonathan Culp, Ph.D. Jonathan Culp, Ph.D.
Director of International Studies & Associate Professor, Politics Department
Lorem Ipsum
Braniff 216
Richard Dougherty, Ph.D. Richard Dougherty, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Director of the Politics Graduate Program & Professor, Politics Department
Medieval political philosophy
Braniff Graduate Building #206
Susan Hanssen, Ph.D. Susan Hanssen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair, History, History Department
British and American History
Braniff Graduate Building 242
Placeholder Photo Thomas Jodziewicz, Ph.D.
Professor, History, History Department
American history, and history of the Catholic Church
Braniff Graduate Building 244
Tiffany Jones Miller Ph.D. Tiffany Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Politics Department
American Founding, Progressivism/Liberalism, Hegel, Locke, Plato, Congress, Political Parties
Braniff 218
Charles Sullivan, Ph.D. Charles Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History, History Department
Early Modern and Modern European history
Braniff Graduate Building 204
David Upham, Ph.D. David Upham, Ph.D.
Director of Legal Studies & Associate Professor, Politics Department
Constitutional Law and History, Political and Legal Theory
Braniff 214


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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