I’m currently the Director of the Defenders of the Declaration program of Leadership Program of the Rockies.
The Politics of Freedom
I’ve spent many years writing, teaching, and talking about what’s good about the United States of America. My ongoing efforts now center on framing that conversation in an entirely new way, one that resonates with our national character in a manner that’s both enduring and current.
My goal is to move people’s hearts in the direction of freedom.
My Academic Background
I’m a past Professor of Political Science at Colorado Christian University, and previously taught at Hillsdale College. I am a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, where previously I was Vice President. I also taught at Claremont McKenna College and Azusa Pacific College, and teach in the summer graduate program in American History and Government at Ashland University. My Ph.D. and M.A. in political science are from the Claremont Graduate University, and I hold Bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, my home state. I have received graduate and research fellowships from the John M. Olin Foundation, the H.B. Earhart Foundation, the Winston Churchill Society, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Institute for Human Studies, and was a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in 1998.