Matthew Brogdon, Senior Director of CCS

Dr. Brogdon’s scholarship examines American constitutionalism with special attention to the federal judiciary. He has published on the constitutional origins of judicial federalism and the development of the federal courts, among other topics. His work on the constitutional debate over inferior courts in the First Congress was named Article of the Year by the American Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association.

Andrew Bibby, Associate Director of CCS

Dr. Bibby has published in various outlets, including The Wall Street Journal. He has taught classes in classical and modern political philosophy, American literature, and American political thought. He has research interests in modern political theory, political economy, and American federalism. He is the author of Montesquieu's Political Economy and co-editor of Rival Visions: How Jefferson and His Contemporaries Defined the Early American Republic.

Verlan Lewis, Stirling Professor of Constitutional Studies

Dr. Lewis researches, teaches, and writes about American political thought, institutions, and development. His writing has been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press, among others. He teaches courses on American politics, the U.S. Constitution, American political thought, and American political institutions. He earned graduate degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Virginia, and has held academic fellowships at Stanford University and Harvard University.

Robert Burton, Director of the Civic Thought and Leadership Initiative

Robert John Burton is the director of the Civic Thought and Leadership Initiative at UVU's Center for Constitutional Studies. His research and teaching occur in the fields of constitutional law, American political thought, and political philosophy, focusing on civic education, the First Amendment, and the relationship between conscience and politics.

Conferences, university curriculum, faculty scholarship, a robust research agenda, strategic partnerships, and K-12 initiatives are among the many touchpoints that allow the Center to prepare citizens with the broad understanding of thought and practices critical to the perpetuation of constitutional government, ordered liberty, and the rule of law.

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