Politics Faculty - Tiffany Jones Miller

Associate Professor

MillerOffice: Braniff 218
Phone: 972-721-5140
E-Mail: tiffjmiller@yahoo.com

 

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Political Science, 2003
 B.A., California State University, San Bernadino, Political Science, highest honors, 1995

Academic Posts

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

Research Interests

American Founding, Progressivism/Liberalism, Hegel, Locke, Plato, Congress, Political Parties

Recent Courses

Scholarship

Publications

Doctoral Dissertation
"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)

Conference Presentations

"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.

Professional Awards

 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

News

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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