Alumni (National Fellow)

Erik Erlandson

Jefferson Scholars Foundation National Fellow
Eugene, OR
B.A. University of Oregon (2012)
M.A. University of Virginia (2014)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2018)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professional Sectors:
Dream Mentor:
Reuel Schiller
University of California, Hastings College of Law
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Economic Policy
Legal History


Erik Erlandson is a Client Development Associate with S&P Global Market Intelligence in New York. Eric earned his doctorate in history at the University of Virginia. His dissertation, “Regulator-in-Chief: The Presidency, Red Tape, and the Transformation of the Administrative State, 1975-1981.” Erik’s work has appeared in the Journal of Policy History, the Business History Review, and The Washington Post. He was awarded the 2018 Ellis Hawley Prize from the Journal of Policy History (for the best article by an early career scholar). Prior to joining S&P Global, Erik lectured in legal history at the University of Virginia.

Thesis Description:

Confronting Leviathan: The Struggle to Control the Administrative State in Twentieth-Century America

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