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Kevin Burns

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Politics, University of Dallas, 2012
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2014

Kevin began the PhD program at Baylor in the fall of 2012. He received his B.A. in Politics from the University of Dallas, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with the Willmoore Kendall Award for best politics student. Kevin has previously interned at both the Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Council. His research interests include Constitutional Law, the Presidency, Public Administration, and Judicial Administration.

Presentations

“William Howard Taft’s Constitutional Progressivism,” paper presented at the meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association; Philadelphia, PA (November 2015).

“Justice Holmes and the First Amendment: His Liberalism and Restraint,” paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

"Happiness and Choice: Human Freedom in the Nicomachean Ethics," paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

Book Review

Review of Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration by Ralph A. Rossum in Perspectives on Political Science. 44, no. 4 (2015): 260-261.

Courses Taught

PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development (Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

PSC 3311 Moot Court (co-taught, Fall 2014)

Teaching Apprenticeships

PSC 4322 Public Administration (Spring 2014)

PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development (Spring 2013)