Ph.D Candidate in Political Science
B.A., Political Science and Religion, Ashland University, 2007
Adam began his studies at Baylor in the Fall of 2009. Prior to attending Baylor, Adam was an Ashbrook Scholar in the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Adam's research and teaching interests include Public Law, American Political Thought,Religion and Politics, and Political Philosophy. In particular, he is interested in latter 19th century jurisprudence, the AmericanFounding, Christianpoliticalthought, Aristotle, and Montesquieu. Adam teaches American Constitutional Development at Baylor University.
Working Title: Liberty in Full: Justice Field's Cooperative Constitution of Liberty
Forthcoming: "Liberty and Regulation," Readings in American Government. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 2013 (Ninth edition).
Review of The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution by Paul Horwitz in Journal of Church and State (Summer 2012).
"Author Meets Critics: Nicholas Buccola's The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty," at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2013 (discussant).
"Congressional Attacks on the Supreme Court: Court-Curbing from a Regime Politics Perspective," paper with Curt Nichols and David Bridge, accepted at the (cancelled) American Political Science Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 2012
"Author Meets Critics: Nicholas Buccola's The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty," panel accepted at the (cancelled) American Political Science Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 2012 (discussant).
"Western Natural Law Tradition" Alexander Hamilton Institute,Clinton, NY, June 2012 (discussant).
"Enforced Satisfaction: Justice Field on Government's Role in the Pursuit of Happiness" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011.
"Presidential Success and Failure" panel at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011.
"The 'City on a Hill' Unglued?: John Winthrop and the Problem of Faction" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, TX, 2010.
Awards and Honors
Stormie Schott Award (Graduate Outstanding Church/Community Service), Baylor University, Department of Political Science, 2012.
Presidential Scholar, Baylor University, 2009-present.
James Madison Award (Outstanding Ashbrook Scholar), Ashland University, 2007.
Charles M. Parton Award (Outstanding Thesis), Ashland University, 2007.
Teacher of Record
American Constitutional Development, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
American Constitutional Development, Dr. David Bridge, Spring 2012
American Political Thought, Dr. Dwight Allman, Fall 2011
American Constitutional Law, Dr. Jerold Waltman, Spring 2011
Public Administration, Dr. David Nichols, Fall 2010
Tutor - Athletic Department
American Constitutional Development, 2010-2012