Christopher Burkett

Where and when

Christopher Burkett is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. Burkett has lectured extensively on American political thought, with particular emphasis on the American Founding, Progressivism, and American foreign policy. He is an instructor in Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government program, and co-instructor for the Ashbrook Christopher BurkettCenter’s Presidential and Congressional Academies. Burkett has worked frequently with the Bill of Rights Institute to instruct high school teachers on constitutional issues, and has lectured congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. through the Heritage Foundation.

In addition to forthcoming articles on Progressive foreign policy, slavery and the American Founding, and the debates at the Federal Convention, Burkett has published on foreign policy during the Founding Era. He is author of several online lesson plans on the Constitutional Convention and The Federalist Papers for the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the EDSITEment project.

Burkett is a 1996 graduate of Ashland College, earning bachelors degrees in Fine Arts and History. He received his M.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Philosophic Studies, also at the University of Dallas. He joined the History and Political Science department at Ashland University in 2005, and won the Edward and Louaine Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.