Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government



Ellen Tucker

Publications Editor

Ellen Tucker

Ellen Tucker writes news stories for Ashbrook’s website and edits selected print publications, including the Ashbrook Update. She also posts notes on primary documents in American history at “We the Teachers,” the blog at

Ellen earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Claremont Graduate School. She has taught composition and literature courses at a variety of colleges and universities and served during 1988-1989 as Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the National University of Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan (West Africa). More recently, she worked for several years as an editor in the scholastic testing industry.

Ellen works from her home office, during part of the year in Monterey, California. She is married to David Tucker, currently Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center.