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Deborah O'Malley

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Ashland University, 2006
M.A. in Political Science, Baylor University, 2014

Debbie received her B.A. from Ashland University, where she participated in the Ashbrook Scholars Program and the Honors Program.  After graduating 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 Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, where her research and writing focused on constitutional law and judicial nominations.  While in D.C., she also interned with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.  She has completed academic fellowships at the John Jay Institute and the Claremont Institute.  At Baylor, she studies political philosophy, American constitutionalism, and politics and literature, focusing her research on the freedom of religious expression in the public sphere. 


Participant, The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, Krakow, Poland, July 2014

Panelist, Colloquium on “Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America,” Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY, June 2014 

Paper Presentation: “The Greatness of Humility: Kingly Virtue in Shakespeare’s Henry V,” Lone Star Conference for the Study of Political Thought, Nacogdoches, TX, March 2014

Panelist, Colloquium on "The Western Natural Law Tradition" Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY, June 2012

Teaching Apprenticeships
FYS 1399: American Constitutional Development Honors
PSC 2302: American Constitutional Development