Alumni (National Fellow)

Joshua Dunn

National Fellow
M.A. University of Virginia (1999)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2001)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Dream Mentor:
Shep Melnick
Boston College
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Political Science


Joshua Dunn is a professor and chair of the department of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He has research and teaching interests in public law, education policy, and political theory. His books include, “Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins,” “From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education,” and “Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University.” He also writes a quarterly article on law and education for the journal Education Next. Previously Dunn taught at the College of William & Mary and was a Fellow in contemporary history, public policy, and American politics at the Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Thesis Description:

Judges, Lawyers, and Experts: Law vs. Politics in Missouri vs. Jenkins

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