George Thomas, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

American Constitutionalism, American Political Thought, Constitutional Law, Supreme Court

Selected Research and Publications

  • Constituting the American Mind: The Founders and the Idea of a National University (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • The Madisonian Constitution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).
  • “Political Thought and Political Development” American Political Thought Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2014).
  • “The Limits of Constitutional Government: Alexander Hamilton on Executive Discretion” in Clement Fatovic and Benjamin Kleinerman, eds., Extra-Legal Power and Legitimacy: Perspectives on Prerogative (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013): 97-116.
  • “What is Political Development? A Constitutional Perspective” and “A Reply to Orren and Skowronek” Review of Politics Vo. 72, No. 2 (Spring 2011): 275-294, 301-304.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Huntington Library grant (2013) National Endowment for the Humanities grant (2010) American Political Science Association’s Alexander L. George Award (2006).

George Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education: B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Assistant Professor, Williams College.
Department: Government
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Curriculum Vitae: CV

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