Peter W. Schramm

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Peter W. Schramm is the Executive Director of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, a Professor of Political Science, and also Chairman of the Master in American History and Government program at Ashland University.

Prior to his work at Ashland, he served in the Reagan Administration as the Director of the Center for International Education in the United States Department of Education. Before entering government service, Dr. Schramm was the President of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and also taught political science at Claremont McKenna College and California State University.

Dr. Schramm earned his Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He holds two Master of Arts degrees, one from Claremont in Government and the other in International History from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He received a B.A. in History from California State University, Northridge.

He has been the recipient of Earhart, Weaver, and Hadden Fellowships and the Honorary Alumnus Award from Ashland University, where he has also received seven Mentor Teaching Awards. He was awarded the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation, and the Outstsanding American by Choice Award by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services.

Dr. Schramm has edited, co-edited, and contributed to a number of books, including, Natural Right and Political Right, Statecraft and Power, History of American Political Thought, The 1984 Election and the Future of American Politics, Lessons of the Bush Defeat, American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, Consequences of the Clinton Victory, Separation of Powers and Good Government, The Movement Toward Democratization in Hungary, The Republic of Estonia: An Assessment of the Election of 1992, The October 1991 Elections in Bulgaria, and The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. He also wrote the Introduction to Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: A Biography.