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
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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


2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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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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