Ph.D Candidate in Political ScienceEducation:
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Ashland University, 2006
Debbie joined Baylor's graduate program in the Fall of 2011. After graduating from Ashland University in 2006, she worked for The Federalist Society in Washington, D.C., assisting with educational initiatives on the role of the courts. She then joined the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, where her research and writing focused on constitutional law and judicial nominations. She has completed fellowships at the Claremont Institute and the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society, and Law. At Baylor, she plans to study American Political Thought, Constitutional Law, and Political Theory. Among her specific interests are First Amendment jurisprudence, federalism, and how institutions in a democratic society influence the virtue and character of its citizens.