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Garry Jennings

Social Science

Chair SocialSciHistory/Profess


  • Ph.D., Public Law, The University of Maryland
  • M.A., Political Philosophy, The University of Maryland
  • B.S., Political Science, The University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Law, Judicial Behavior
  • Directing the campus center for political engagement focusing on public policy and electoral politics and the Washington Semester Program
  • Curricula for study abroad courses exposing students to different legal and political cultures, languages and traditions
  • Community engagement projects supporting educational outreach in the Mississippi Delta region
  • Internship supervision and service learning projects consistent with the Madison Center’s objectives

Research Interests

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Race
  • Public Opinion
  • Politics and Social Media
  • The Troubles in Northern Ireland
  • Political Philosophy
  • Pre-Law Advisor

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Classical to Medieval Political Philosophy
  • Renaissance to Modern Political Theory
  • American Constitutional Theory
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Liberties-Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Judicial Process
  • Criminal Law
  • The American Mind and Vietnam
  • Economic and Political Rationality
  • Politics & Video Workshop
  • Advanced International Seminar
  • Colonial & Revolutionary Boston
  • Washington Semester Program