Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Political Science, 2003
B.A., California State University, San Bernadino, Political Science, highest honors, 1995
Associate Professor, Politics Department, University of Dallas, Fall 2007-present
Assistant Professor, Politics Department, University of Dallas, Fall 2003-Spring 2007
Instructor, Politics Department, University of Dallas, Fall 2001-Spring 2003
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science, 1996-2000
POL 1311 Principles of American Politics
POL 3331/5304 Plato's Republic
POL 3342/5308 Political Philosophy & the Family
POL 3362 20th Century Political Thought and Policy
American Founding, Progressivism/Liberalism, Hegel, Locke, Plato, Congress, Political Parties
"Campaign Finance Reform: Realizing or Undermining Political Equality in America?"
Articles, Chapters and Reviews
"Freedom, History and Race in Progressive Thought," Social Philosophy & Policy, 29:2.
"Eugenics, American Progressivism, and the 'German Idea of the State'," Library of Law and Liberty (Jan. 31, 2013)
"Progressivism, Race, and the Training Wheels of Freedom", National Review Online (Nov. 14, 2011)
"The Progressives’ Legacy of Bankruptcy," National Review Online (Jul. 8, 2010)
"John Dewey and the Philosophical Refounding of America" National Review Online (Dec. 31, 2009)
"James Madison's Republic of Mean Extent: Avoiding the Scylla and Charybdis of Republican Government,"Polity: The Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association (2007, Volume 39, 545-569)
"Transforming Formal Freedom into Effective Freedom: John Dewey, the New Deal and the Great Society,"Modern America and the Legacy of the Founding, ed. R.J. Pestritto and Thomas G. West (Lexington Books, 2006)
"Campaign Finance Reform: The Progressive Reconstruction of Free Speech," The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science: Transforming the American Regime, ed. Ken Masugi and John Marini, 2005
"Amendment XIX,"The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, ed. David Forte, 2005
"Defending Family Privacy," with Larry Peterman,Journal of Law and Family Studies(2003, Volume 5, 71-98)
"Re-Privatizing American Political Parties: From Private Groups to State Agencies and Back Again?"The Journal of Law and Politics(1999, Volume 15, 221-265)
"Whither the Family and Family Privacy?" with Larry Peterman,Texas Review of Law and Politics(1999, Volume 4, 194-236)
"A New Birth of Freedom: The Progressive Transformation of American Political Theory." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2007.
"Transforming Formal Freedom into Effective Freedom: John Dewey, the New Deal and the Great Society." Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2005.
"The Liberal Redirection of Public Policy: John Dewey, the New Deal and the Great Society." McKenna Conference, University of Dallas, 2005.
"Making Liberty Effective: The Progressive Redefinition of Liberty." Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX, 2004.
"Campaign Finance Reform: The Progressive Redefinition of Free Speech." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2003.
"James Madison's Extended Republic Theory: Avoiding the Scylla and Charybdis of Republican Government." Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2003.
"Whither the Family?" (with Larry Peterman) American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 1998
Fall 2006, King/Haggar Scholar
Spring 2001, UC Davis Graduate Fellow
2000-2001, Richard M. Weaver Fellow, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Summer 1999, Publius Fellow, Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy
Fall 1998, 1995, Winter 1997, 1996: UC Davis Graduate Fellow